San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee joined other city officials Tuesday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the city’s local hire ordinance.
A key part of the strategy is encouraging the so-called “ban the box” approach to hiring, which means employers don’t ask applicants to check the box indicating whether they’ve ever been incarcerated.
California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has offered a $1.1 billion community benefits plan for the city in exchange for approval of an expansion plan.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Wednesday announced a plan to implement the city’s new local hiring law, and on Thursday City College trustees announced a similar resolution to address what they say is a lack of local hiring at one of their campuses.
The bill introduced by Assemblyman Jerry Hill would gut the law by prohibiting the use of state funds where the 50 percent mandate is used and banning its use on jobs outside the city limits.
Unemployed tradesman picketed a hospital construction project at UCSF Mission Bay on Thursday to demand that more local workers be hired for jobs on the site.
Unemployed union workers are demanding that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom sign a measure requiring the city to hire more local employees for construction jobs, and business groups in at least one neighboring county oppose the law.
San Francisco supervisors Tuesday approved legislation that would mandate certain amounts of city residents be hired for city-funded construction projects.
A San Francisco supervisor wants a 50 percent local hiring mandate to put the unemployed to work on city-funded projects.