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May 21, 2012

The Barclays Center hiring plan, incomplete statistics on hiring/contracting (vs. CBA goals), and the difference between self-reporting and an Independent Compliance Monitor

Atlantic Yards Report

I reported April 30 that, despite estimates that 150 to 200 of the promised 2000 jobs at the Barclays Center would be full-time, a more precise prediction was 105, according to a slide presentation by officials representing the arena.

Now I have the full presentation, reproduced at bottom.

What's missing: contracting

While the slides may seem to be self-explanatory, there is some information missing.

For example, Forest City Ratner counts 16.3% of contract dollars going to MBE (minority business enterprises) and 6.3% WBE (women's business enterprises).

Unmentioned: the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) on p. 18 sets goals of 20% for MBE firms and 10% for WBE firms.

Nor were Forest City's statistics not segmented into New York City or Brooklyn firms, despite CBA language regarding preference for "Community based firms."


Posted by eric at May 21, 2012 11:29 AM