The Boston Residents Jobs Policy was established in 1983. The ordinance requires contractors on all city assisted construction projects to make "best faith" efforts to achieve work force goals of 50% Boston residents, 25% minorities and 10% women.
What is the jobs bank?
The JOBS BANK was established by the Boston Residents Jobs Policy ordinance as a referral agency for Boston residents, minorities and women to access employment and training opportunities on city funded and development projects within the City of Boston. The Jobs Bank works closely with Boston Building Trades, local unions and community organizations to identify placement opportunities and assist contractors with employment compliance.
How do I become enrolled in the jobs bank?
The process for becoming enrolled in the Jobs Bank is easy!
Individuals can complete an intake form on Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM at 43 Hawkins St. Boston
The Jobs Bank Coordinator will interview individuals upon completion of intake form. Persons not being able to be interviewed on the same day as the form is completed will be scheduled to return on a later date.
Upon completion of the intake form and interview , the applicant is placed on a referral list for positions, as they become available.
It's that easy - Now you are enrolled!
How is a referral made?
Once enrolled, applicants will be matched with unions and/or contractors based on trades needed and experience listed.
Individuals will receive a call from the Jobs Bank whenever their name is referred. A contact name, phone number, time and other contact information will be given. It will then be the responsibility of the applicant to make the contact with the contractor or the union representative and satisfy their requirements for securing a position. (Some contractors require drug testing).
All referrals to union jobs shall be made to the appropriate union business agent.
What is done after a referral is made?
Individuals should contact the Jobs Bank Coordinator after making contact with either the contractor or the union to update the status of the referral (hired, not hired or any other occurrence). This is a very important step as it lets the Jobs Bank know whether or not to continue making referrals on behalf of the applicant.
In addition to information on job opportunities, the jobs bank has information on training programs and union apprenticeship programs