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Schenectady projects use fewer minorities

Planned goal of 12% employment not reached

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City projects employed far fewer minorities than usual last year, Affirmative Action Director Miriam Cajuste said as she prepared her report to the city. “We did not meet our city goals,” she said, calling minority employment “minimal” last year. The goal is for city-funded projects to have 12 percent minority employment. Contractors are supposed to hire minorities to fill out their work crews after winning the bid for a project. There is some good news: ...


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wmarincic
April 9, 2012
7:49 a.m.

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To hire a person who is a particular color over another person that scores higher on the civil service test is racism, plain and simple. Race will always be an issue as long as we continue to use rase as an issue. The best person for the job shoud be the ONLY criteria in hiring.

nino187h
April 9, 2012
8:24 a.m.

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so they are saying too many white people worked on these projects, very racist

jonw757
April 9, 2012
11:12 a.m.

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This type of prejudice and racism goes across many lines of work. Its unfortunate that someone with more experience and more qualifications will be denied a job based purely on the fact that they are white. I guess equal opportunity has a subdivision that does not apply to non-minorities.

"The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information."

cfield
April 11, 2012
5:18 p.m.

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This is total BS.

cfield
April 11, 2012
5:20 p.m.

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I once scored a 99 on a civil service test,and was ranked #1 for the lob and did'nt get the job. But a minority got the job who scored lower . TOTAL RACISIM

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