Redevelopment projects could employ more locals in southeastern San Francisco

The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency is preparing to ensure that its development partners hire more local workers for projects in the southeastern corner of The City.

The agency, which is preparing to spend $2 billion on construction projects over the next 15 years in southeastern San Francisco, sets minimum local hiring goals for projects that it funds.

“The current local hiring goal of 50 percent on agency projects is rarely met,” Redevelopment Agency Executive Director Fred Blackwell wrote in a memo to agency commissioners. “Over the last 18 months, redevelopment project sites have experienced a number of labor disputes resulting in picketing, work stoppages and near violence, largely as a result of community outrage in response to perceived and real unmet local hiring goals.”

Southeastern San Francisco is home to a large population of blue-collar workers who have been hard hit over the past year by the construction downturn and the recession.

Agency commissioners are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss strategies to boost the number of people it employs from within the community at redevelopment projects in the Bayview and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods and at the shuttered Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. http://www.sfredevelopment.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=207
 

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