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The Bay State Banner - Council Probes Boston Jobs Policy

The Bay State Banner - Council Probes Boston Jobs Policy

The City Council Committee on Jobs, Wages and Workforce Development, chaired by Councilor Frank Baker, representatives from the Boston Employment Commission (BEC) and other city officials met last week at City Hall to discuss the lack of diversity and economic opportunity for workers of color during the bi-annual review of the Boston Residents Jobs Policy (BRJP).

“Making sure that we’ve got construction jobs that are going to Boston residents, to people of color, to women is very important, particularly if we are talking about ensuring economic opportunity for people in our community and making sure that we are closing the wealth gap,” said Councilor Kim Janey, who co-sponsored the Oct. 25 public hearing with Councilor Lydia Edwards.

updated: 2 weeks ago