Labor Equity in Construction Contracts
The City promotes access to construction careers for women, people of color and others with social and economic disadvantages. On Jan. 29, 2015, Mayor Murray signed a new ordinance passed by Seattle City Council to approve a priority hire program for City public works construction projects of $5 million or more. Using City-funded construction projects, the Priority Hire Program will prioritize the hiring of residents that live in economically distressed areas, particularly in Seattle and King County. Read more about priority hire implementation.
- NEW! 2016 Priority Hire Annual Report
- NEW! 2016 PHAC Annual Report
- Executive Order 2017-01: Expanding Training and Career Opportunities in the Construction Trades
- Mayor applauds Seattle's Priority Hire, announces program expansion
- Priority Hire Ordinance
- Community Workforce Agreement
Interested in construction training? Go to www.rpacevents.com to learn about upcoming opportunities.
- Priority Hire Advisory Committee
- Joint Administrative Committee
- Construction Careers Advisory Committee
Covered Public Works Projects
- Construction Careers Advisory Committee reports
- What is a Project Labor Agreement? (also known as a community workforce agreement)
- Apprentice Utilization Requirements
- Apprenticeship Utilization Plan
- Quarterly Workforce Diversity Report
- Wage Theft Characteristics: Strategies for Targeted Enforcement
If you have questions, please go to our Contact Us page and see the staff listed under Labor Equity.