LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion led by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, that increases the goal for local worker hires to 50 percent on capital projects related to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a hospital campus that serves over three million residents throughout the County.
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (Harbor-UCLA MC) is a County-owned hospital located in West Carson, an unincorporated area in the southwestern portion of the County. It is one of only five Level 1 trauma centers in the County and has a workforce of over 4,300. The construction of the Department of Mental Health’s Outpatient Clinic Center and the replacement of the Harbor-UCLA MC – will provide hundreds of career opportunities with family-sustaining wages to the Second District.
“I am proud that the County will be working with the West Carson community and our Los Angeles /Orange Counties Construction and Building Trades to create pathways to stable careers for Second District residents” said Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell. “By increasing the local worker hire goal to 50 percent at Harbor-UCLA MC, we are helping to ensure community members who are traditionally underrepresented in the construction industry are benefiting from the County’s infrastructure investments.”
“The members of our Building Trades Unions are proud to have the opportunity to work on the Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Mental Health Outpatient Clinic and Wellness Center projects that will deliver needed and vital care to LA County residents” shared Chris Hannan, Executive Secretary, Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council. “The Community Workforce Agreement gives us the vehicle to welcome as many County residents who want a career in construction into our Unions and on these projects as possible!”
The motion also ensures the County’s established Community Workforce Agreement requirements that expand inclusion and diversity by intentionally hiring local small businesses, disabled-veterans, and women-owned businesses are required for the development of Department of Mental Health Outpatient Clinic and Wellness Center project at Harbor-UCLA MC.
To read the full motion click here.