- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 36. Public Contracts
- Chapter 10. Employment Preference
- Section 170. Preference For Economically Disadvantaged Minority Residents.
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AS 36.10.170. Preference For Economically Disadvantaged Minority Residents.
- (a) Immediately following a determination by the commissioner that the minority residents of a zone are economically
disadvantaged, and for the next two fiscal years after the determination, qualified minority residents of the zone who
are eligible under AS 36.10.140
shall be given preference in hiring for at least 25 percent, or a percent representative of the civilian minority
residents in the zone, whichever is greater, of employment on each project under AS 36.10.180
that is wholly or partially sited within the zone. The preference applies on a craft-by-craft or occupational basis.
- (b) The commissioner shall determine that the minority residents of a zone are economically disadvantaged if the
commissioner finds that
- (1) the percentage of civilian minority residents in the zone exceeds the percentage of civilian minority residents in the
- (2) either the percent of unemployment of civilian minority residents of the zone is at least two times the percent of
unemployment of nonminority residents of the zone or the civilian minority population of the zone has suffered past
- (3) the economic disadvantage of civilian minority residents of the zone has substantially contributed to serious social
or economic problems in the zone; and
- (4) employment of workers who are not residents is a peculiar source of unemployment of civilian minority residents of the
- (c) In this section, a person is considered to be a member of a minority if the person is Hispanic, Asian or Pacific
Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native, or Black as those terms are defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity
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