Workforce Participation Goals
The commissioner periodically adjusts workforce participation goals for state construction projects. The commissioner issued revised workforce participation goals for minorities on construction projects in April of 2012 in response to Minnesota"s changing demographics to more accurately reflect Minnesota's increasing diversity. The workforce participation goals for Hennepin and Ramsey county projects were adjusted to 32%; in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Scott and Washington County the workforce participation goals were adjusted to 22%.
In 2011, the workforce participation rate for minorities for all projects in Minnesota was 12.69%. In 2012, the workforce participate rate grew to 16.85%; in 2013, the participation climbed to 21.54% and in 2014, the participation rate swelled to 27.52%. Please check out Participation Goals to review current workforce participation statistics.
In 1985, state law established that the Commissioner of Human Rights issue goals and timetables for minority and female utilization in state funded construction projects.