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74611 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 �- fr M M - mom RESOLUTION NO. 7,461 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A MANPOWER POLICY FOR LITTLE ROCK TO PROVIDE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED RESIDENTS OF THE CITY. — M WHEREAS, the primary responsibility of the City Government of Little Rock is to provide the basic services to its citizens; and WHEREAS, the continued delivery of those services depends upon a sound economy to provide the tax base to support those services; and WHEREAS, the City Board of Directors has already recognized that economic development is within the scope of public purpose; and WHEREAS, the goal of economic development is to create new jobs; and WHEREAS, the creation of new jobs through the expenditure of public funds provides the opportunity to address the problems of the structurally unemployed without mandat;ing to the employer who is to be hired. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIjRECTORS OF THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS: SECTION 1. The City of Little Rock hereby adopts) a first source opportunity policy that applies to any person, corporation, tenant of any development, or any other legal, entity that benefits from a City assisted economic development asj defined in Section II. SECTION II. The City will encourage first source employment practices for development projects which receicje the following types of public participation: A. Job Training Partnership Act Funds; • 2-JY C- 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 M mom M r M M 387 B. Industrial Revenue Bonds; C. Urban Development Action Grants; D. Community Development Block Grants; E. Enterprise Zones; and F. City contracts. SECTION 3. The City recognizes the Employment Seccurity Divison as a first source agency and will recognize additinal community based job banks based upon the recommendation of the City Manager. SECTION 4. First source agencies shall provide prospective employers adopting first source policies with potential employees for filling new, entry - level, non - professional job openings. The agency will provide qualified applicants who: A. Have been unemployed for not less than the preceding six months; or B. Are recipients of general assistance, AFDC, or food stamps; or C. Are members of households with a family income level at or below the statewide level of poverty. SECTION 5. Employers adopting first source policies will be encouraged to: A. Identify the entry -level jobs whose applicants are to be sought from first source agencies; B. Establish a reasonable time for accomplishing! the goals of their policy within the timetable of their respective projects; and C. Monitor the results of the policy to encouragle other employer and employee participation. SECTION 6. This policy shall have full force an4 effect on November 5, 1985. ADOPTED: September 3, 1985 APPROVED: MAYOR THOMAS A. PRINCE MARK STODOLA, CITY ATTORNEY