LinkyAny business that gets lucrative financial help from City Hall would be required to hire 51 percent of its workers from within the city limits or it could face a criminal sanction.
Those are the terms of a new bill proposed by City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, who believes such legislation is needed to reduce what he calls Baltimore's "stubbornly high unemployment rate."
Young's "local hiring mandate" legislation will be introduced Monday before the City Council, he said.
“City government must ensure that our residents, labor leaders, and contractors join together to finally make local hiring a priority as we seek to grow our city and its economy," Young said in a statement.
I wonder how they came up with that 51 percent figure?
Compare that to an earlier article ~
LinkyThe new tally lists 86 employees under “Mayor’s Office,” with 52 (or 60 percent) living in Baltimore, 20 in Baltimore County and two out of state. The December list showed 111 Mayor’s Office employees, with 65 (59 percent) in the city, 21 in Baltimore County and 16 outside Maryland.
Maryland law prohibits the city and counties from imposing residency requirements, although for some job openings Baltimore gives higher consideration to applicants who live in the city.