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Contractors Learn About Local Hiring Procedure

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To help boost the local economy, the Long Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education recently approved a resolution to promote hiring of qualified job seekers within the school district boundaries. The aim is to reinvest Measure K dollars back into the community.

To educate the business community about this resolution, the school district recently distributed Measure K Local Hiring Procedure packets to contractors, chambers of commerce and business groups within district boundaries, which include the cities of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood and Avalon.

“Since local voters approved the $1.2 billion Measure K school bond measure in November 2008, our school district has embarked on the largest school building and modernization program in its history,” Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser said. “We want to raise awareness of contract and employment opportunities resulting from Measure K because the funds come from bonds sold as a result of taxes paid by local property owners.”

Consultants and businesses with contracts exceeding $200,000 are encouraged to reach out to all qualified job seekers, especially residents and businesses within the school district’s boundaries.

“We invite our business partners to work with us to open up more opportunities for hiring from the local area. I am confident this partnership will provide great future benefits to everyone in our community,” Steinhauser said.