Chevron Richmond signed an agreement with the city of Richmond Wednesday that promises jobs for local residents and a boost to the local economy as a result of the planned billion-dollar modernization of the refinery.
The project to replace an outdated hydrogen plant and enhance sulfur recovery units at the refinery is expected to create 1,000 construction jobs.
The agreement was signed by Chevron Richmond, the city’s Employment and Training Department and the Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades Council. It requires contractors working on the modernization project to give qualified Richmond residents priority in hiring. It also gives priority to Richmond-based and minority-owned businesses in contracting for labor, goods and services, and promotes the hiring of qualified veterans.
Chevron Richmond will provide monthly reports on local hiring and spending as part of the partnership, and will meet quarterly with city officials and labor leaders to ensure goals are met, according to the agreement.
City Manager Bill Lindsay called the accord a “wonderful” investment in Richmond.
“All of us have a goal to increase the job opportunities for Richmond residents and the supply of goods and services coming from Richmond businesses for the refinery project,” Lindsay said.
A copy of the agreement can be viewed below.
Earlier this month, the city released the draft environmental impact report (EIR) for the modernization project, which is available for public review here.
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