Sacramento latest city to mandate local hiring

The Local Hire and Community Workforce Training Program encourages contractors doing work on projects funded by the city with budgets of $1 million or more to allot 50 percent of their total workforce hours to area residents. The ordinance prioritizes residents of the city of Sacramento, followed by residents of Sacramento County, and then residents of the surrounding counties that make up the Sacramento region.

In addition, 20 percent of the total hours worked by apprentices on the project must come from “priority apprentices,” meaning people who reside in one of 11 economically disadvantaged zip codes and are either a veteran, a prior offender, a welfare recipient, a foster youth, a homeless person or a woman. The program also will include a high school internship component.

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See the Sacremento Bee article here.