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    :: Monday, February 20, 2006 ::

    Bridging the gap - BY MICHAEL L. DIAMOND, Asbury Park Press, NJ
    Each time, he's called local union halls, looking for workers. But it's surprised him to find a scarcity of black workers, particularly in specialty jobs such as electricians and carpenters.

    'Being a contractor from the local area, you want to bring on local (workers),' Stephenson, who is black, said. 'When you come out of the construction trade you don't see a lot of your own people, especially in specialized trades.'"
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