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Erie Boulevard project missed minority guidelines

State failed to adequately monitor if hiring met federal law

Work on the $11 million makeover of Erie Boulevard in Schenectady has nearly concluded for the season, and state officials only recently discovered the contractor for the project has failed to meeting minimum minority hiring standards set by federal law.
Work on the $11 million makeover of Erie Boulevard in Schenectady has nearly concluded for the season, and state officials only recently discovered the contractor for the project has failed to meeting minimum minority hiring standards set by federal law.
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Erie Boulevard was the city’s biggest project this year, but while contractors for tiny jobs were tracked monthly to make sure they hired minorities, no one noticed the workers at the big job were almost all white. It wasn’t until the end of the season — when it would normally be too late for a contractor to add more workers — that the problem was noticed. The state Department of Transportation “formally notified” the city ...

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rsmall803
November 25, 2012
12:09 p.m.

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always to late. nothing like alienating the public to achive racial discourse. so much for positive news.

albright1
November 25, 2012
4:42 p.m.

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we've had these minority hiring practices in place for thirty years. How many more decades of these laws must we endure. The idea was to give minorities and women owned businesses a leg up at the start until they had time to get up to speed with their businesses. I would think 30 years is enough. But maybe not for the racial disharmony industry.

riverrat346531
November 25, 2012
9:32 p.m.

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Why do we have to hire someone just because they are a minority? I want the best person for the job hired not which color worker I am ordered to hire. Is there truely a minority out there any more?

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