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Gray Rips Fenty For Lack Of D.C. Hiring

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By Peter Granitz

D.C. Council Chair Vincent Gray is calling on business leaders in Washington to hire more District residents, because, he says, it’s not right 70 percent of jobs in D.C. are filled by outside residents.

The First Source Agreement requires any business that receives money from the D.C. government hire at least half of it's workforce from within the District. But that’s only new hires.

Gray says the Council needs to strengthen the legislation, although he would not commit to bringing up a new bill.

“It really has not been effectively enforced. There are not enough people enforcing it. The Council put money into the program to hire additional people, and none of the hires were made,” says Gray.

Gray, the leading challenger for Mayor Adrian Fenty’s post, puts the blame square on Fenty. He says Fenty needs to make sure the D.C. Department of Employment Services follows up on the hires.

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