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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."

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