Posts Tagged ‘clark construction’

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Any District resident will tell you, with great certainty, at the height of a turgid summer: D.C. was built on a swamp. That’s only half true. The reality is a lot more complicated.
Here’s the lay of the land: The rocky Piedmont’s rolling uplands extend west of Rock Creek all the way past Great Falls to [...]

History Shows It’s Possible to Employ D.C. Residents When You Have To

As a follow up to yesterday's protest over Clark Construction's low local hiring numbers at St. Elizabeths, let's take a look back.
Once upon a time, there was a project called the Nationals Stadium. It was very heavily funded by the city, and Mayor Anthony Williams set ambitious targets for hiring of D.C. residents, as did [...]

St. Elizabeths Protest Highlights Need for Other Kinds of Jobs

You've heard it over and over: Ward 8 has astronomical unemployment. That's particularly hard to stomach when residents see so much construction activity just down the road, at the massive Department of Homeland Security project at St. Elizabeths. As I explained in March, the General Services Administration can't require its contractors to hire any particular [...]

Norton Hammers Away on Jobs for D.C. Residents at St. Elizabeths

According to the first hiring report for the massive construction project at St. Elizabeths in Congress Heights—a $3.4 billion undertaking—general contractor Clark Construction is on track to meet hiring goals for small businesses and local residents. Forty percent of the contracts are slated to go to small, local, and disadvantaged businesses, and every available truck [...]