From the Jersey Journal:
Redevelopers to be forced to hire Jersey City residents
By KEN THORBOURNE
Developers who agree to rebuild blighted areas in Jersey City have to give more than lip service to hiring local residents: they must contract with the Jersey City Public Housing Authority to ensure residents are put to work, one city official said.
“Your ‘best effort’ is now going to be working with the (Jersey City) Housing Authority, which has an outstanding track record at putting people to work,” said Robert Antonicello, executive director of the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency.
“If the local residents can’t benefit by this building boom, we have really done something wrong,” he added.
The details are still being hashed out, but within a month, a deal will be in place whereby developers who agree to build in redevelopment areas would have to hire the Jersey City Housing Authority as hiring consultants, Antonicello said.