East Palo Alto “first source hiring policy” ordinance since 2001
requiring companies put in a “good-faith effort” to hire locally.
Amazon hires cloud-services unit, Amazon web services, and “other teams.”
requested a variance on first source hiring.
Four Seasons requires “high-level of customer service,” & English proficiency.
McDonald’s hires workers.
Home Depot, ibidem.
Ruben Abrica, city council member, East Palo Alto.
Greg Schrock, associate professor of urban studies and planning, Portland State University
quoted for color, background & verisimiliitude.
<paraphased>Such policies tend to better cater to jobs in retail, manufacturing and construction.</paraphased>
with the map of the region
provided for the benefit of the home town audience, back in New York.
with estimated household income levels
provided to slake the sullen anger at the petit bourgeoise amongst them.
Kevin Roose; The Valley Politic; In New York Magazine; 2014-02-09.
Teaser: As the tech sector vies for a larger role in national politics, it has to contend with the libertarian isolationists in its ranks.