Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–1778.47. Workforce development and employment plan.

In an effort to maximize employment opportunities to District residents, the Mayor shall establish a workforce development and employment plan that shall incorporate the first source hiring requirements of § 2-219.03, with priority given to employment of:

(1) Residents of economically distressed neighborhoods;

(2) Low-income individuals; and

(3) Unemployed and underemployed residents.


(May 27, 2010, D.C. Law 18-183, § 307, 57 DCR 3406.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 208 of Energy Efficiency Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-324, March 1, 2010, 57 DCR 1851).

Temporary Legislation

Section 208 of D.C. Law 18-156 added a section to read as follows:

“Sec. 208. Workforce development and employment plan; Qualified Apprenticeship Programs.

“In an effort to maximize employment opportunities to District residents, the Mayor shall:

“(1) Establish a workforce development and employment plan, which shall incorporate the District’s first source agreement hiring requirement, with priority given to employment of:

“(A) Residents of economically distressed neighborhoods;

“(B) Low-income individuals; and

“(C) Unemployed and underemployed residents; and

“(2) Leverage Qualified Apprenticeship Programs to train individuals for advancement to living wage career path employment.”

Section 402(b) of D.C. Law 18-156 provided that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.