The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority)‘s Community Benefits Policy, in an effort to create meaningful employment opportunities and construction careers to those residing in disadvantaged areas and/or facing barriers to employment, has established the National Targeted Hiring Initiative (NTHI). The Targeted Hiring goals consist of:
National Targeted Workers
A minimum of 30 percent of all Project Work hours shall be performed by “National Targeted Workers”.
National Targeted Workers (Targeted Workers) are those individuals that reside in Economically Disadvantaged Areas, further defined as:
Category 1: “Extremely Economically Disadvantaged Area”-a zip code that includes a census tract or portion thereof in which the median annual household income is less than $32,000 per year.
Category 2: “Economically Disadvantaged Area”- a zip code that includes a census tract or portion thereof in which the median annual household income is between $32,000 and $40,000 per year.
A minimum of 10 percent of all National Targeted Worker hours (3 percent of all Project Work hours) shall be performed by “Disadvantaged Workers”.
Disadvantaged Workers are those individuals who (1) reside in an Economically Disadvantaged Area (see above) and (2) face at least one of the following barriers to employment:
1. Being a veteran
2. Being a custodial single parent
3. Receiving public assistance
4. Lacking a GED or high school diploma
5. Having a criminal record or other involvement with the criminal justice system
6. Suffering from chronic unemployment (lasting 27 weeks or longer)
7. Emancipated from the foster care system
8. Being homeless
9. Being an apprentice with less than 15% of the apprenticeship hours required to graduate to journey level in a program
California Rail Builders is committed to meeting or exceeding the established goals. Any questions regarding construction employment or the targeted hiring goals should be directed to: