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Supervisors call for L.A. County contractors to hire more veterans
Supervisors call for L.A. County contractors to hire more veterans

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to ask contractors to hire more local veterans on county construction projects.   Under the measure proposed by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Michael D. Antonovich and approved unanimously by the five-member board, the county would require a “good faith” effort by contractors to ensure that veterans who live in the county make up a significant percentage of the workers they hire to build county facilities. Ridley-Thomas initially proposed setting strict quotas for hiring veterans, but other supervisors balked at making it anything more than a goal. On some past construction projects in economically depressed areas,...

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