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This factsheet outlines JMA’s work on our campaign to lift the ban on local hire. Across the country, cities and states are taking steps to rebuild communities and recover from the devastating impacts the pandemic has had on working families. A significant part of rebuilding our economy will be major infrastructure projects. Currently, however, federal regulations prohibit cities and states from prioritizing local residents for employment on any projects that are federally funded. We’re working in coalition with public officials, advocates, and community groups across the country to urge the Biden administration to lift this harmful and counterproductive ban.

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