Since taking office in January of 2016, Mayor Brian Arrigo has made it a top priority to ensure there is a transparent, professional hiring process in place for city jobs. Mayor Arrigo is also committed to hiring qualified, talented Revere residents, and putting our residents first.
Through the first 17 months of Mayor Arrigo's term, he has a stronger track record of hiring Revere residents than either of the previous two Mayoral administrations.
So far, 37 of the 39 non-school positions hired during Mayor Arrigo's term have been filled with Revere residents (95%).
In contrast, 45 of 190 non-school hires during previous administrations from 2002-2015 who are still on staff are non-Revere residents, meaning Revere residents make up just 76% of those employees.
Through the city's professional, transparent HR process, all city positions are being posted publicly in the newspaper and online, giving hundreds of Revere residents an opportunity to apply for, interview for, and be hired for city positions -- many of whom otherwise would have never applied for city jobs. No administration has a better track record of giving our talented residents an opportunity to bring their skills and experiences to city government.
Mayor Arrigo is committed to delivering the best city services possible, and that starts with having a highly qualified, professional workforce. On rare occasions, that will mean asking for a waiver from the residency requirement for city employees. However, the Mayor's track record shows his staunch commitment to hiring Revere residents.