D.C. Contractors Urged to Hire City Residents

September 22, 2010  |  

(Washington Business Journal) — A program to get District residents working is not being fully enforced. With a 9.9 percent unemployment rate, there are now calls for the city government to be more vigilant about enforcing requirements for contractors to hire city workers.

Northeast D.C. activist Kathy Henderson showed up at construction sites Tuesday questioning whether they were complying with the 51 percent rule.

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