Department of Transportation Supports Local/Targeted Hiring . . . For A YearPosted: March 31, 2015
Check the links to two interesting articles on the Department of Transportation (DOT) pilot project “Local Hire.” The program allows localities to institute hiring requirements, such as requiring developers of transit projects to hire people from within designated low-income zip codes–but only for the next 12 months.
This pilot project actually defers a DOT regulation of 40 years standing forbidding localities from placing requirements on hiring. Hopefully, the one year pilot project will be renewed and become the new default policy. “Local Hire” or an equivalent will be crucial to ensuring that jobs are created for our community when the Rt. 81 project becomes a reality.