Ed Murray Signs Priority Hiring Ordinance

Mayor Ed Murray signed the priority hire ordinance, which he said is "a major move to support workforce development for areas in our region that are being left behind."

The ordinance will improve access to construction employment and training programs for workers who need family-wage jobs by prioritizing the hiring of residents who live in economically distressed areas of Seattle and King County.  On it's face, the ordinance stands to create greater equality in the hiring and payment of wages for lucrative construction and training programs, many of which have been unavailable to a large percentage of economically distressed residents throughout King County.