As the largest private anchor institution for Baltimore City, Johns Hopkins - including the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System - embraces its role as an economic engine to create lasting opportunities in our city.
HopkinsLocal is a firm commitment to leverage our economic power to:
- Increase participation of local, minority, and women-owned businesses in construction opportunities;
- Increase our hiring of city residents;
- Promote economic growth, job opportunities and investment in Baltimore through our purchasing activities.
Through HopkinsLocal, Johns Hopkins will build on its existing community partnerships, projects with city schools, and job training programs to sustain healthier, safer, and more vibrant communities.
Under this initiative, the university and health system aim to have 40 percent of new hires in targeted positions from communities in Baltimore City that include our campuses in east Baltimore and around Homewood, as well as communities in west and south Baltimore. Those positions include:
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The university and health system also plan to support the growth and retention of local and underrepresented employees by investing in resources including career coaches, contracting with local partners to understand organizational culture and environmental barriers to ensuring diversity at all levels, and providing mentorship opportunities for staff through formal programs.
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