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Lena Coleman

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Black Workers Center offers hope for workers locked out of construction

Its mandate is to increase access to quality jobs

Jason Hill has been in the construction industry for 26 years. “I saw the condition of South Los Angeles deteriorate because of the lack of good jobs. I was looking for a place to do something about it, so I came to the Black Workers Center,” he says. He became a member in 2011.

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Organizations want to ensure that Blacks get work on Crenshaw/LAX Line

Two groups seek inclusion for African American construction workers

The Black Workers Center and Young Black Contractors Association are two local organizations that are passionate about ensuring that Black construction workers are included in the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor project, which will reportedly create 3,000 jobs for South L.A. residents.