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The Neighborhood Jobs Trust (NJT) was created in 1987 to ensure that Boston's low- and moderate-income residents benefit, in the form of job training, from the development in their city. In other words, the Trust translates commercial development in the physical landscape into economic empowerment in the human one. Given that Boston is in the midst of the largest 4-year building boom in its history, the Trust has only grown in significance as a mechanism to make Boston a more equitable and prosperous city for all its residents. Over 2016-2017, NJT allocated $2.2 million to support over 2,300 residents in a variety of programs - from occupational skills training to adult literacy to tuition support - to develop their economic potential. This investment has yielded results. Placed graduates of NJT grantee programs earned an average hourly wage of $15.23 - a figure well above the city's living wage.
This report evaluates 6 months out the impact of the city extending their Living Wage Ordiance to include the provision of healthcare for service workers at LAX airport.
This brieft outlines the challenges facing LA in terms of good jobs and poverty. It outlines how the city can combate urband poverty by creating good jobs.
This report outlines how despite receiving billions in public subsidies has failed to provide good quality jobs which undermines safety and service quality.
This report provides a detailed economic impact of the Los Angeles Living Wage ordinace.
This study based on a survey of 300 workers at LAX found that the airlines used contractors who put the security and health of the public at risk, while failing to provide adequate services to passangers with disabilities. Furthermore, these contractors fail to provide workers with living wage jobs.
This report evaluates the impact of various California County programs which exteneded public healthcare to undocumented immigrants.
This report evaluates the LA Business Team program in the city, a major initiative of the Mayor's office to attack business to the city through subsidies. The report finds the Business Team is failing to make in a targeted way, fails to consider job quality, and fails to provide an accountable and democratic process in its decision making.
This report details the impact on workers of the hotel industry in LA refusing to comply with the City's Living Wage Ordinance