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Hiring Requirements

*NOTE
The new “ Pilot Local Hire Initiative ” enables Metro to implement local hiring requirements on both Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) contract opportunities advertised during the one-year pilot period (February 9, 2015 through September 30, 2015) which has been extended through March 6, 2017 under FHWA & FTA’s existing Authority and on January 18, 2017, the Federal Register published a notice from U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary announcing that the Local Hire Pilot Program will be extended for five years through March 6, 2022.

Therefore, all advertised and awarded projects covered by Metro’s PLA/CCP from the period of February 9, 2015 through March 6, 2022 will be subject to the “LOCAL” hiring requirements as defined below regardless of the funding source.

Federal

(Scheduled to resume on new contracts with Federal funds after Sept. 2015 or until further notice)
For projects using Federal Transit Administration (FTA) monies, targeting hiring measures are national in scope and will utilize National Targeted Workers to meet the hiring goals. National Targeted Workers means an individual whose primary place of residence is within an Economically Disadvantaged Area or an Extremely Economically Disadvantaged Area in the United States, or a Disadvantaged Worker.

The Prime Contractor shall ensure that the following targeted hiring requirements are met for each federally funded project subject to the PLA and CCP, as follows:

  • A minimum of 40% of all hours of Project Work shall be performed by National Targeted Workers, with priority given to residents of National Extremely Economically Disadvantaged Areas. For any hour of Project for which the C/S/E seeks to meet this requirements, the C/S/E and Unions must first refer residents of National Extremely Economically Disadvantaged Areas. After Unions and C/S/Es have exhausted the available pool of residents of National Extremely Economically Disadvantaged areas, they may refer any National Targeted Workers.
  • A minimum of 10% of all hours of Project Work shall be performed by Disadvantaged Workers.
  • A minimum of 20% of total work hours on each project will be performed by apprentices, but the hours performed by apprentices in each individual craft shall not exceed the ratio to journeyman established by the applicable craft union’s Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) approved apprenticeship program. National Targeted Workers will perform 50% of all apprenticeship hours worked on a Project.

Local (Non-Federal)

For projects that rely 100 percent on local funding, hiring can be targeted to Local Targeted workers, meaning a Local Resident, Community Area Resident or a Disadvantaged Worker whose primary place of residence is within Los Angeles County.

The Prime Contractor shall ensure that the following targeted hiring requirements are met for each non-federally funded project subject to the PLA and CCP, as follows:

  • A minimum of 40% of all hours of project work shall be performed by Local Targeted Workers, with priority given to Community Areas Residents.  For any hours of Project work for which the Contractor/Subcontractor/Employer (C/S/E) seeks to meet this requirement, the C/S/E and Unions must first refer Community Area Residents. After Unions and C/S/Es have exhausted the available pool of Community Area Residents, they shall refer any Local Residents from Extremely Economically Disadvantaged areas; when the C/S/Es have exhausted the available pool, they shall refer Local Residents low Economically Disadvantaged areas.
  • A minimum of 10% of all hours for Project Work shall be performed by Disadvantaged Workers whose primary place of residence is within Los Angeles County.
  • A minimum of 20% of total work hours on each project will be performed by apprentices, but the hours performed by apprentices in each individual craft shall not exceed the ratio to journeyman established by the applicable craft union’s Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) approved apprenticeship standards.  Local Targeted Workers will perform 50% of all apprenticeship hours worked on the Project.

PLA Hiring Requirements

All contractors working on Metro construction projects covered by the PLA and CCP will be required to comply with certain targeted hiring requirements.

The PLA requires 40% participation of construction workers residing in economically disadvantaged areas, 10% participation of disadvantaged workers, and a 20% participation of apprentices.

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