BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The City Council voted to send Mayor Brandon Scott legislation that will give city residents more access to jobs in Baltimore.
“Our local hiring bill looks out for our residents who are all too often locked out of the workforce, especially those who have experienced incarceration,” City Council President Nick J. Mosby said. “We need legislation, like this bill, to effectively drive down crime. It is only when our residents find real opportunities that they’ll find their fair shot at the American Dream.”READ MORE: Two Charged In January Murder Of 35-Year-Old In Towson
The bill requires companies to submit employment plans that show a commitment to hire, train and retain residents.READ MORE: Man, 26, Hospitalized In West Baltimore Shooting; Police Say
“People in Baltimore are looking for the opportunities a good job can provide — like a steady paycheck, stable housing and the ability to provide for their families,” Chairman Stokes said. “This bill will help them get there.”MORE NEWS: Black Bear Sighting Causes Brief Scare At Westminster High School
The legislation was backed by all 15 members.