Construction Workforce

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On October 25, 2018, the City Council approved and adopted amendments to Chapter 3, Part II, Article IV – Contracting Program Requirements, Division 3 – Construction Workforce authorized updates to the Construction Workforce Program; Ordinance Number 180535. Most of the amendments to the Ordinance went into effect on November 5, 2018; however, some revisions will become effective at a later date.

Learn more about Construction Workforce FAQs (frequently asked questions).

Requirements

  • Company-wide workforce participation goals for minority and female workers are 10 percent and 2 percent respectively
  • Requires more than 800 construction labor hours and with an estimated cost that exceeds $300,000
  • The Construction Workforce ordinance applies to all City construction contracts

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Goals

  • Assist contractors and employees in increasing awareness for job opportunities and recruitment sources
  • Conduct random on-site inspection to verify the accuracy of information reported by the contractors
  • Develop methods to increase recruitment, training, and retention of residents, minorities and women on City construction contracts throughout the KCMSA
  • Establish goals to encourage City contractors to retain workers
  • Evaluate the utilization of minority and female workers in the local construction industry
  • Promote the Mentor / Protégé Program to assist workers
  • Promote Workforce Preparedness Programs and Apprenticeship Programs to increase the number of skilled minority and women employees in the construction trades
  • Work with the community to establish and develop construction recruitment, training, and retention programs

Construction Workforce Workshop

Attend the monthly Construction Workforce workshop held on the last Thursday of every month from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. The Human Relations Department (HRD) holds workshops at City Hall, HRD, Training Room, 414 E. 12th St., 4th Floor East, Kansas City MO 64106.

Learn more about construction workforce or to register for the workshop, please call (816) 513-1836.