The City of New Orleans is hosting a series of free seminars to provide training on its new HireNOLA policy, as well as changes to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. The trainings are open to the public and will be held at Delgado Community College City Park Campus, H. Giles Hall, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119.
The new "HireNOLA” policy that requires contractors with city contracts valued at $150,000 and above to prioritize Orleans Parish residents when hiring. HireNOLA requires contractors to use the City as its first source for recruitment, referrals and placement of new hires on applicable contracts. It will also require contractors working on applicable projects to demonstrate good faith efforts to hire local and disadvantaged workers.
HireNOLA Training Schedule:
- January 26, 2016 4-6 p.m.
- February 2, 2016 4-6 p.m.
In December 2015, the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed Mayor Landrieu’s DBE rules strengthening the City’s policy to ensureparticipation of disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE) in City contracts. The new rules reform the DBE program, bringing it in line with best practices from around the country. It is the product of collaborative work with stakeholders from the DBE and prime contractor community. Revisions include:
- Restrictions on DBE subcontracting and modification of DBE firms
- Strengthened Good Faith Effort requirements throughout the life of the contract
- Establishment of penalties for non-compliance
DBE Policy Update Training Schedule:
- January 28, 2016 4-6 p.m.