From the Washington Post: Hopkins hires hundreds in Baltimore, seeking to strengthen community

Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Health System have hired hundreds of workers from distressed Baltimore neighborhoods through an initiative announced after the 2015 riots that aims to strengthen the local economy, officials said Thursday.

There were 304 workers hired in the first year of an effort known as HopkinsLocal, according to a new progress report. Through the joint initiative from the health system and university, $55.5 million in construction spending was also directed to businesses owned by women or minorities, or to disadvantaged businesses.

Read more in The Washington Post.