San Francisco ready to test hiring law

March 22, 2011 |

As San Francisco prepares to put into effect what is billed as the nation’s toughest local hiring ordinance, a recent gathering of about 50 local contractors and construction industry representatives was a mix of resigned acceptance and cautious optimism.

The new law establishes strict requirements for how many work hours on city-financed projects must be completed by city residents, starting with 20% this year, and requires that a set percentage of hours be performed by low-income workers. The requirements apply to municipal construction projects worth more than $400,000 within 70 miles of the city.

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Source: The New York Times

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