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Council to look at minority hiriing

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Following a passionate speech by Schenectady City Councilman Marion Porterfield, the council decided Monday to take a closer look at minority hiring. The city requires that every contractor hire a minority-owned business to do some of the work on each project. In practice, this has not always happened. “If they didn’t come out to plow, there would be consequences,” Porterfield said in her speech. “It appears this is not the situation when it comes to ...

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November 27, 2012
8 a.m.

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This should have been discussed in the summer. The do nothing council needs to focus on the revenue collapse caused by Metroplex handing out Downtown tax exemptions like candy. At least Nero fiddled.

November 27, 2012
8:29 a.m.

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Just remember, 'minority' is not defined just by race. That said, performance must also be taken into account.