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    :: Thursday, December 01, 2005 ::

    City projects still lacking in hiring of minorities - By Lynn Horsley, Kansas City Star
    Over the past few months, the new office reviewed 43 projects. Among the findings:

    . A low percentage of minorities and women construction workers were observed on many city or tax-increment financing projects. Staff observed 20 projects that had no minorities on site during at least one visit, and 33 projects without any women on site during at least one visit.

    . Minorities tended to work as laborers and cement masons rather than in skilled trades such as carpentry and electricians.
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