Campus Connection - January 11, 2016

Board of Trustees Approve $89M Project Labor Agreement Aimed at Hiring Local Workforce 

In its continued efforts to boost local hiring and community engagement, the Cerritos College Board of Trustees approved an $89-million Project Labor Agreement for its Bond Construction Outreach Program Funded by Measure G at its December 9 meeting. The agreement aims to promote local hiring for businesses and contractors within 25 miles of the College, including small, disadvantaged, minority, women-owned, veterans and disabled veteran businesses. The District also seeks to boost additional employment and job training opportunities for local residents and students through apprenticeships.

“The Bond Construction Program is an important economic engine for our community and workforce across the region, and provides students with valuable job training and employment opportunities through apprenticeship programs,” said Carmen Avalos, outgoing president of the Cerritos College Board of Trustees. With this Project Labor Agreement, we hope the District can provide a larger gateway for job opportunities for local residents.”

The $89-million agreement will cover the College’s Field House, Health and Wellness Center, and Health Science building projects. The Los Angeles/Orange County Building Trades Union will work with the District to identify qualified, skilled contractors for each projects.

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Campus Connection - January 11, 2016