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Many DC projects don’t comply with local hiring mandate

July 2, 2018

Other local governments have no problem enforcing local hiring mandates and levying large fines against contractors that miss the mark.

Detroit fined contractors working on the $868 million Little Caesars Arena, now home to the NHL’s Red Wings hockey team and the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, a total of $5.2 million for not meeting the city’s 51% local-hire goals. The Michigan city said that, of the project’s three million man-hours, Detroit residents worked only 25%.

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