Re: Jersey City aims to increase diversity of city contractors

Posted by Stringer on 2017/2/1 17:51:17

A year later, still no minority hiring or contracts in Jersey City | Morgan

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 3:41 PM

Last year Jersey City looked as if it was making efforts to come to grips with the massive disparities in purchasing and hiring of minorities, as documented in a 2011 study. A year later, aside from creating a few new city jobs, little has been done to make a dent in the problem.

In fact, things may have gotten worse -- exacerbated by the outrage of building an annex to City Hall on Martin Luther King Drive without a single minority contractor receiving a lick of work on the project.

Mayor Steve Fulop held a couple of meetings last week with some black leaders and developers, but presented no employment figures from the Office of Inclusion on minority contractors receiving any city contracts or sub-contracts.

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