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Vikings stadium: Skilled worker shortage may make diversity goals tough to meet
pioneer press ^ | 2-9-13 | AP

Posted on 02/10/2013 8:48:17 AM PST by TurboZamboni

Edited on 02/10/2013 8:52:13 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Officials working on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium said it might be difficult to meet certain employee-diversity goals.

The stadium legislation signed by Gov. Mark Dayton this spring included goals from the state Legislature to have minority workers make up nearly a third of the labor force and for women to be 6 percent of the workforce.


(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: dayton; mn; vikes; vikings
Keep in mind the actual definition of “diversity”:

Celebrating the fact that people are different, while at the same time pretending not to notice that people are different.

1 posted on 02/10/2013 8:48:22 AM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Di longer you verk here, diverse it gets.


2 posted on 02/10/2013 8:51:27 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: TurboZamboni

You wouldn’t want the most qualified and talented workers, only the ones that make you meet the diversity goals.


3 posted on 02/10/2013 8:51:52 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: TurboZamboni

It never occurs to the liberals that their diversity goals are the very source of their problems.

Kinda like Monica Conyers informing bidders that contractors that don’t “look like us” need not apply.


4 posted on 02/10/2013 8:55:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TurboZamboni

All one has to do is look at our AA POTUS, his “diverse” czar’s and entire administration for that matter to see that that utopian dream just doesn’t cut it in the real world. An “Epic Fail” any way you cut it.


5 posted on 02/10/2013 8:57:22 AM PST by rhubarbk
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To: dfwgator

http://www.nbc.com/the-office/video/diversity-day/n21543/


6 posted on 02/10/2013 8:59:38 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Warning: This structure was built by workers hired because of their race, not their ability.

Enter at your own risk.


7 posted on 02/10/2013 9:02:53 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: From The Deer Stand
You wouldn’t want the most qualified and talented workers, only the ones that make you meet the diversity goals.

I can already see how this will be remedied. They'll have actual qualified construction workers doing the labor and a bunch of diversity hires sitting around collecting a paycheck.

8 posted on 02/10/2013 9:03:11 AM PST by Drew68
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To: TurboZamboni
At a stadium they were building here 10 or so years ago, they had a similar ‘minority’ quota agreement. They never came close to meeting it, even for the unskilled positions. The reason? Few ‘minority’ applicants could get past the very first step — passing the mandatory drug testing.
9 posted on 02/10/2013 9:04:24 AM PST by Ditto
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To: TurboZamboni

Just do what most companies have been forced to do:

Hire the required number of minorities and have competent people follow them around doing the work for them and fixing their screw-ups.


10 posted on 02/10/2013 9:04:44 AM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: TurboZamboni

When you have equality, diversity is the result. Diversity should never be the goal, equality should be.


11 posted on 02/10/2013 9:09:04 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com)
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To: TurboZamboni

What’s diversity in Minnesota? An Irish person?


12 posted on 02/10/2013 9:11:04 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: Ditto

If they could pass the drug test, I’m sure the Step #2 in Diversity Challenge was even more daunting:
1. Please read “See spot run.”
2. Which is larger? 5 or 1?
3. What color is the sky?


13 posted on 02/10/2013 9:11:11 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: RightGeek

——Warning: This structure was built by workers hired because of their race, not their ability.-——

I had a contract with TVA that required lisitng racial minorities. There was no quota, just reporting.

A young man, a full blooded Alaskan Eskimo, (iniuit?) wandered in looking looking for a job. I hired him to work in the metal fab shop. He was a good worker.

Later, my book keeper asked me about him and the TVA report. She asked him and reported his presence. Later, I got a call from the Department of Labor regional office in Atlanta advising of the penalty for false reporting and really, did I have an bonefide Eskimo.

The answer was no, he was jailed for drunkeness and assault and couldn’t come to work. He had followed a girl to East Tennessee and her father was severely pissed off. He called the Sheriff and the kid was arrested.

Even later we learned he hung himself in jail. It was true love gone very, very bad.


14 posted on 02/10/2013 9:14:20 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Albion Wilde

Hmong and Somalis!


15 posted on 02/10/2013 9:14:30 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: TurboZamboni
Whenever I hear the word diversity, I remember a trip my wife and I took that required us to fly through Atlanta.
We had a one hour layover so I people watched.
After a while I noticed something peculiar and started laughing. My wife asked me what was up and I told her my observation.

EVERY SINGLE employee that worked for the airport, not counting the airlines, just the airport, was black.
Security, sweepers, food court workers (even at the chinese food counter), the guys that drove the golf carts, every single one.

16 posted on 02/10/2013 9:14:56 AM PST by red-dawg
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To: Albion Wilde

Hazel eyes and dark hair got plenty of “yer not from ‘round here” in Minnesota, in my exposure.


17 posted on 02/10/2013 9:16:17 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Ditto
I saw that in Mass before my kid got hired by the City, all of the minority hires and a lot of the non minority hires got canned for flunking the pee test or busted for dealing.

The kid neither drinks or smokes and hates drugs after seeing the fate of a lot of his contemporaries. Hates hot foods though, Marchant stomach.

18 posted on 02/10/2013 9:21:58 AM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: Albion Wilde

Good teeth, worse than the English.


19 posted on 02/10/2013 9:24:30 AM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: RightGeek
Yes, soon after completion we may get to watch it collapse all by itself, on Youtube.
20 posted on 02/10/2013 9:26:29 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: TurboZamboni

Stupid, besides being illegal, unconstitutional and unfair.


21 posted on 02/10/2013 9:31:10 AM PST by I want the USA back (We have got to defeat these marxist, jihadi-favoring redistributionists!)
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To: Drew68

You got that right.


22 posted on 02/10/2013 9:40:01 AM PST by MCF
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To: red-dawg
But...nearly all of the passagner s( the Masters of the Universe) were white.

I notice that in Philadelphia, too.

As for the food workers, they probably spit in the food.

23 posted on 02/10/2013 9:47:16 AM PST by wintertime
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To: TurboZamboni

Good. Glad to hear it.


24 posted on 02/10/2013 9:48:17 AM PST by Pit1 (Obama is the pile in the road.)
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Freepers, your Contributions make every difference!
Please keep ‘em coming! Thank you all very much!

25 posted on 02/10/2013 10:03:56 AM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: TurboZamboni

I hope the Vikings only hire 13% blacks on their team, just to be consistent.

There is no end to anti-white bias and it’s legal.

Lowering standards so the 3rd workers appear more competent while lowering the overall qualiity.

This is why Govenrment will never shrink as it creates an artificial upper middle class for those people, guided as legitimate work.


26 posted on 02/10/2013 10:27:08 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: red-dawg
EVERY SINGLE employee that worked for the airport, not counting the airlines, just the airport, was black.

Hartford, CT too. Just about any airport. Or, govt. managed rest stop on the Mass. Turnpike. White people need not apply.

27 posted on 02/10/2013 10:28:52 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: jjotto
Asian immigrants, especially women, generally are very good, hard workers....

don't know about Somalis....

28 posted on 02/10/2013 10:29:09 AM PST by cherry
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The third question gets them tossed into the pit....

... Blue, no green, aaaaaaa. (Monty Python)


29 posted on 02/10/2013 10:42:46 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: red-dawg

I lived in Alpharetta north of Atlanta for about a year. the workers you observed were the rudest people I’ve ever encountered...lazy generally PO’d about everything (especially having to wait upon a customer). I’ve never seen such big chips on shoulders in my life. You see where the grievance-mongering originates. That was quite an education.


30 posted on 02/10/2013 10:51:52 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: bert

The elusive Equal Opportunity Holy Grail Candidate.

A mixed race (that includes 1/4 African descent, 1/4 Native American descent, 1/4 hispanic) diabled female eskimo lesbian with a union card......


31 posted on 02/10/2013 11:13:11 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; red-dawg

It’s not just the ATL airport, it’s the entire City of Atlanta Government, the State Government anywhere the AA Diversity quota’s are in place . . . and the “chip” is huge!


32 posted on 02/10/2013 11:13:52 AM PST by rhubarbk
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To: From The Deer Stand

Wanted: Workers to build new Minnesota Vikings stadium. Skilled and intelligent people need not apply.


33 posted on 02/10/2013 11:23:38 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: red-dawg

I can see you have been to Atlanta.

As an example of the shennanigans that go on due to the City of Atlanta controlling the airport, former mayor Bill Campbell fired the ATL airport administrator at the time, Angela Gittens, because she wasn’t giving contracts to Bill’s cronies. She had been recognized by her peers as the best airport administrator in the country the year before.

Bill later spent some time in the Federal pen for corruption.

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/04/24/us/atlanta-mayor-ousts-airport-chief-and-hires-newark-official.html

It is long past time for the State to take that plaything away from the City of Atlanta.


34 posted on 02/10/2013 11:49:38 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: TurboZamboni

Shut the project down and say, “Sorry, folks. Can’t do it.”


35 posted on 02/10/2013 2:35:28 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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