This article from the St. Paul Pioneer Press outlines the state of Minnesota’s commitment to increasing hiring goals for people of color on state construction project. The new goals are 32 percent for Hennepin and Ramsey Counties and 22 percent for the rest of the region. The previous goal was 11 percent.
These increased goals demonstrate a commitment from the state of Minnesota to remedying our region’s unacceptable racial employment disparities. Thanks to all the HIRE Minnesota leaders who have helped raise awareness of the critical importance of racial employment equity in Minnesota!