LOS ANGELES (AP) — Representatives of unions, community groups and minority-owned business organizations are lending their support to plans for an NFL stadium that sports and entertainment firm AEG wants to build in downtown Los Angeles.

The groups said at a hearing on the proposal Monday that the project would provide good jobs to builders during its construction and would offer positions at restaurants, concession stands and other spots once it’s finished.

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Some of the speakers at the hearing urged AEG to commit to using female- and minority-owned contractors and to hiring local workers.

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Union representatives had also been supportive of a rival stadium proposal by warehouse developer Majestic Realty Co. about 15 miles east of Los Angeles.

Neither side has secured to team to play at its proposed venue.

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