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Boston Mayor calls on construction firms to hire more minorities

01 Dec 2016
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh plans to raise the city’s employment goals and specifically target construction companies to hire minorities and women. 

Walsh says he wants to increase the hiring goals to 40 percent people of colour, reflecting the increased percentage of blacks, Latinos and Asians living and working in the city.

“The success of Boston’s growing economy relies upon our ability to open the doors of opportunity to all our residents, and remove barriers causing economic inequity throughout our city,” said Walsh. 

The announcement comes as the city is undergoing a considerable construction growth, with luxury high-rises and multi-unit developments rising downtown and in the city’s neighbourhoods. 

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