Priority Hire

The City promotes access to construction careers for women, people of color and others with social and economic disadvantages. In 2015, the City created a priority hire program for City public works construction projects of $5 million or more and, in 2017, expanded the program to public/private partnership projects with significant City investment. Using City-funded and public/private partnership projects, the Priority Hire Program prioritizes the hiring of residents that live in economically distressed areas, particularly in Seattle and King County. In addition, City projects and public/private partnership projects have apprentice utilization requirements and women and people of color aspirational goals.

New Funding Opportunity!
CONSTRUCTION TRAINING AND CLEAN ENERGY JOBS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) – AVAILABLE NOW
 
The City of Seattle is seeking proposals for the Construction Training and Clean Energy Jobs RFP. This RFP seeks proposals from organizations and coalitions that can provide a pre-apprenticeship training program and/or job readiness program to train and place individuals into registered apprenticeship programs and/or clean energy jobs. An estimated total of $1,812,000 will be available for the program period of June 2022-December 2024.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE RFP, LEARN ABOUT THE RFP INFORMATION SESSIONS, AND SEE THE LIVE Q&A

Proposals are due by 10:00 p.m. (PST), Monday, May 2, 2022

RFP CONTACT: Julianna Tesfu (julianna.tesfu@seattle.gov or (206) 487-2746)