The Legislature finds that the rate of unemployment in this state is significantly
higher than that of most other states and that a majority of West Virginia counties
are designated as labor surplus areas by the United States department of labor.
The Legislature finds that the employment of persons from outside the local labor
market on public improvement construction projects contracted for and subsidized by
the taxpayers of the state contributes significantly to the rate of unemployment and
the low per capita income among qualified state residents who would otherwise be hired
for these jobs.
Therefore, the Legislature declares that residents of local labor markets should be
employed for the construction of public improvement projects which directly utilize
taxpayer funding, in whole or in part.
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