HIRE Minnesota

From Worst to First

The Alliance provides core staff and strategy support to HIRE Minnesota, a campaign to end racial employment disparities in Minnesota. Minnesota is home to some of the worst employment disparities in the country. But HIRE Minnesota has set an ambitious goal: to bring our state from worst to first in employment equity.

Since 2009, we have successfully advocated and organized for:

  • More people of color and women getting construction jobs on Minnesota Department of Transportation projects
  • 19.1 percent people of color building the Green Line LRT
  • A stadium equity plan and groundbreaking Employment Assistance Firm to guide hiring for the Minnesota Vikings plan
  • 37 percent people of color building the Minnesota Vikings stadium and an estimated $41 million in wages for people of color

These and other HIRE Minnesota campaign victories are redefining what hiring equity means in Minnesota.

Read more in the Resources sidebar to the right.