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Hiring goal still not being met by Sch'dy company

Contractor says minorities not applying for job

Carver Construction is preparing to do work on North College St. near Front St. in the Stockade section of town.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Carver Construction is preparing to do work on North College St. near Front St. in the Stockade section of town.
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Six years after Carver Construction Co. was blacklisted from city jobs for claiming it was impossible to hire minorities, the company is back — with the same excuse. Carver won a bid this year to lay underground pipes for the city. But just as it has in years past, the company isn’t even beginning to meet the city’s minority employment goals, which are included in every contract. Company controller Nick Laraway said the problem was ...

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Appliancerepaircenter
June 18, 2014
8:18 a.m.

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I would like to know why we hired this Company again?? Rules are for everyone no exceptions !!!!!

Niskyboy
June 18, 2014
10:51 a.m.

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"The company is back — with the same excuse." "the company isn’t even beginning to meet the city’s minority employment goals."

Ms. Moore, why did you use the loaded word "excuse" instead of the more objective word "reason"? And why did you use the hyperbolic phrase "isn't even beginning to meet" rather than simply saying "isn't meeting"? Could it be that you are trying to manipulate our emotions?

How about if you simply report the news in a more objective fashion, and leave it to the readers to make their own judgments?

And Gazette copy editors, are you asleep?

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