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St. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) - The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is hiring on more minorities, as it prepares to spend billions of dollars on infrastructure projects.

In the parking lot of M.S.D. Thursday evening, members of MOKAN, a minority contractors advocacy group protested for more jobs.

Executive Director Yaphett El-Amin says they also want workers who actually live here, to get the jobs instead of bringing in an outside workforce.

“For every worker that leaves our area, 60 cents on every dollar they make goes with them,” said El-Amin

M.S.D. spokesman Lance LeComb met with the protestors in the parking lot but nothing was resolved there.

However, later that night, M.S.D. board members voted to raise the minority goal from 14.7 to 25 percent.

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