Palm Beach County commissioners vowed Wednesday to create a task force to review whether they can strengthen local-hire requirements in county contracts, amid protests from hundreds union members and residents who argue too few local workers have been hired to build the county’s $600 million waste-to-energy plant.
The commission, which serves as the Solid Waste Authority’s governing board, said the task force would focus on regulations used by other governments to mandate that local residents are hired by companies that are awarded multimillion-dollar government contracts.
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