HIRE Minnesota Coalition Meeting
Thursday, February 7
6 – 8 p.m.
Frogtown Square/ Kings Crossing Apartments
500 Dale Street
St. Paul, MN
*Street parking is available on Dale and Sherburne. Please do not park in the parking lot.
2012 was an exciting year for HIRE Minnesota.
One of our major goals was to ensure that the Central Corridor LRT project met its hiring goals for women and people of color. We worked all year to ensure that by the end of major construction 18 percent of the construction hours would be performed by people of color and 6 percent by women.
As construction winds down, we are thrilled to say that the actual hiring on the Central Corridor LRT has exceeded both those numbers. People of color have worked more than 19 percent of the hours on the project and women have worked just under 7 percent. This is a tremendous success and something to celebrate! The Central Corridor LRT project is one of the largest projects in the state to ever achieve its hiring goals for women and people of color.
Now that 2013 is here, we must continue to build on this success, and there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Construction on the new football stadium in Minneapolis and the new ballpark in Saint Paul will both begin this year. There are also significant new development projects taking place across the region, including two major bridge projects. All of these projects will be subject to new, higher state hiring goals, making our work even more important.
We want to make sure that we all take time to celebrate and learn from our experiences so that we can carry our work forward. Join us for our next coalition meeting to celebrate our success in 2012 and to discuss how we can seize the opportunities of 2013.
The event is free but registration is required. Dinner will be provided.