Results for America and the Families and Workers Fund help jurisdictions implement evidence-based efforts to improve job quality
The City of Boulder is excited to announce that it has been selected to participate in the second phase of Results for America's Good Jobs & Equity Project. Backed by the Families and Workers Fund, the project will help 12 U.S. jurisdictions implement innovative job quality strategies that promote economic mobility and strengthen local economies.
"We are excited about this opportunity as the City of Boulder is committed to providing equitable access to high-quality jobs," said Boulder City Manager Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde. "Participation in the Good Jobs & Equity Project will provide access to resources to further the city's ongoing efforts to improve recruitment, retention and the diversity of its workforce."
Nationwide, more than 53 million Americans are working in low-wage jobs, and roughly six in 10 workers report being in "mediocre" or "bad" jobs. The Good Jobs & Equity Project represents a growing movement to rethink what makes a good job and take evidence-based action to promote equitable, high-quality employment for all.
"For decades, governments have focused mostly on the quantity of jobs created, not the quality of those jobs. But that is changing—these 12 communities are taking steps to lift wages, improve benefits, provide stable schedules, and ensure voice, dignity and purpose," said Michele Jolin, CEO and Co-Founder of Results for America. "We look forward to helping leaders use evidence-based strategies to create high-quality jobs for their residents and build more vibrant and sustainable communities for all."
Through the Good Jobs & Equity Project, jurisdictions will receive the tools, resources and skills needed to build and use evidence and data to create high-quality jobs. The project will also identify the most effective evidence-based strategies for improving job quality in more communities across the country.
For more information about this project visit the Good Jobs & Equity Project website.