New York City initiates project labor agreements that require hiring low-income New Yorkers

As part of an “economic justice” initiative, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio created a new Community Hiring plan, which includes new agreements with the city’s building and construction unions to expand access to apprenticeship programs; prioritize hiring workers who are public housing residents or who live in high-poverty zip codes; and supply new opportunities and flexibilities for minority- and women-owned businesses. This effort aims to address the disproportionate effects that the pandemic has had on low income workers of color and may provide a model for other cities. #covid-19 #workforce

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