The construction company hired to build Palm Beach County’s new $600 million waste-to-energy plant has employed more local workers then it was required to under the terms of its contract, Inspector General Sheryl Steckler’s office said Thursday.
A nine-page report released by Steckler’s office found that 35.4 percent of the skilled laborers and 92.2 percent of the unskilled workers hired by KBR Construction to build the new incinerator plant live in Palm Beach County. The company’s contract with the county’s Solid Waste Authority requires that a minimum of 20 percent of all skilled laborers and 70 percent of non-skilled workers hired for the project live locally.
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