Six months into the construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, HIRE Minnesota has learned that workers of color have performed 37 percent of the hours on the project. So far, we are exceeding the state’s 32 percent hiring goal. HIRE Minnesota and the project’s Employment Assistance Firm, led by Summit Academy OIC, have helped recruit, train and advocate for workers of color. We estimate that workers of color have earned $3.9 million in wages to date. We will continue to monitor progress on the project—as well as on others throughout the region—to ensure that ALL projects (even those that aren’t the highest profile) meet goals for hiring people of color.