Community Hiring Agreements* (CHAs) enable local hiring and help manage complex construction projects efficiently. CHAs are a type of workforce contract used in the public and private sectors.
They establish the terms and conditions for employees working on the project and set goals for hiring local workers, securing local business participation, and creating career opportunities for entry-level workers. These agreements maximize the return on local investments by employing good contracting principles of certainty, transparency, and accountability.
*Community Hiring Agreements are also known as Project Labor Agreements, Community Workforce Agreements, Project Stabilization Agreements, Construction Career Initiatives, Construction Career Policies, and Local Hiring Agreements