AP: Black SC lawmakers asking about Boeing hiring
The Associated Press
The Post and Courier of Charleston reports state Sen. Robert Ford, a Democrat and member of the Legislative Black Caucus, has written Boeing president Jim McNerney.
The company plans to build a North Charleston assembly plant to make 787 jetliners.
Ford says blacks have disproportionately suffered job losses in the state because of the recession. The caucus wants to know about Boeing’s hiring plans and its track record of hiring minorities and women.
Boeing expects to create 3,800 assembly jobs and 2,000 construction jobs.
Ford did not immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press seeking comment.