California high-speed rail project targets 'disadvantaged' workers
(Source: Sacramento Bee, March 4, 2013)
FRESNO, Calif. — The prospect of construction jobs in the recession-weary Central Valley has long been a selling point for proponents of California's $68 billion high-speed rail project.
A controversy has arisen, however, since officials pledged in December to reserve a portion of those jobs for certain disadvantaged people.
In addition to veterans, former foster children and single parents, the classification includes high school dropouts, the homeless and people who have been convicted of a crime.
Full story: Sacramento Bee
Monday, March 04, 2013
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