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The challenges of meeting workforce hiring goals

 

 

 

Some companies seem surprised they are considered noncompliant
 
 

 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

First in an occasional series

 

Last week the MSR reported that the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department will now monthly post online all the projects they are currently monitoring and identify them as either meeting goals, not meeting goals, or too soon to tell. Based on current information, at least six of the 57 construction projects’ workforces the department is currently monitoring are not meeting their participation goals of 32 percent minority and six percent female workers. This week we attempted to contact three companies that fell short of both their female and minority hiring goals. Ice Cold Construction has three home construction projects underway totaling $583,854, all located on the same block in South Minneapolis. According to the City, all three jobs are not meeting minority or female workforce goals. Continue Reading →

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