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Type Policy Brief or Report, Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source The Aspen Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
The Aspen Institute's Economic Opportunities Program developed this Job Quality Tools Library to provide actionable tools – including checklists, instructions, and guidelines – to help leaders adopt practices to strengthen job quality in their own organizations, in the businesses...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
A policy on obligations of developers and contractors to seek local employees, service providers and businesses to meet their needs....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan League for Public Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice
For more than five years, Michigan has had the highest unemployment rate in the Midwest. Despite this, Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) system compares very poorly with other Midwestern states in helping jobless workers as they look for work; this is due partly to its failure...

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) New Jersey
Source Newark Clerk Office
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources
This ordinance requires contracting companies to maintain, to the greatest extent possible, a workforce composed of 40% qualified Newark residents....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) California
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
A fact sheet summarizing project labor agreements....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
First source hiring ordinances, contract clauses, and related agreements seek to provide meaningful employment opportunities to residents living within communities most directly impacted by local development projects. Local development projects are typically undertaken based on broad...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan League for Public Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice
For more than five years, Michigan has had the highest unemployment rate in the Midwest. Despite this, Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) system compares very poorly with other Midwestern states in helping jobless workers as they look for work; this is due partly to its failure...

Type Executive Order
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
An Executive Order to affirm Seattle's commitment to equity in City contracting and to advance the City's mission to promote race and gender equity in contracting. This Executive Order directs City departments and offices to increase the opportunities for women and minority owned...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Office Of Economic And Workforce Development
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
A fact sheet summarizing local hiring policy for San Francisco....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
Most targeted hiring programs include mechanisms that do two things: 1) Maximize the chances that workers from the targeted category who are already in the construction industry will get called to work on that job. 2) Create opportunities for new workers - aspiring apprentices who...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source American Sustainable Business Council
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families
By offering health insurance, paid family leave and sick days, companies and workers can avoid working against each other and businesses experience increased worker productivity. The public interest is also served as companies end up putting more money into local economies. New regulations...

Type Model Law
Year 2004
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source National Employment Law Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
This model ordinance/executive order prohibits agencies, officers, or employees from inquiring about the immigration status of any individual applying for or receiving any service of benefit, on behalf of oneself or another, unless immigration status information is specifically required...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources
Project labor agreements can advance a city's interests by ensuring that unemployed and underemployed residents will receive employment opportunities at city public works construction projects. This ordinance requires Los Angeles' Board of Public Works to approve a project labor agreement...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Major economic development projects and infrastructure investment can present both tremendous opportunities and significant threats for communities and residents. Using a community benefits approach, as a local government official you have powerful tools available to ensure that these...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
Inclusive contracting refers to the process of creating the environment for businesses owned by people of color and/or women to participate in a governmental procurement and contracting process. Inclusive business participation in local government procurement and contracting is an...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
The City of Seattle supports construction jobs and meaningful employment for those in our community through programs that prepare and train workers for careers with family-sustaining wages. In early 2015, the Seattle City Council adopted a new City law, proposed by Mayor Ed Murray,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Policymakers have long understood the job creation opportunities that public infrastructure projects provide. To enhance these jobs' economic and social impact and lift families out of poverty, many cities and states have incorporated job quality and equity policies into public infrastructure...

Type Ordinance
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source The New York City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Housing
The ordinance requires the department of housing preservation and development to provide free language assistance services to limited English proficient individuals. The department shall also translate all of its documents into the top nine languages other than English spoken by persons...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
Public construction projects are an expenditure of public tax dollars; as such, public agencies have an opportunity to develop policies for public construction projects to benefit taxpayers with employment and business opportunities. Targeted hire initiatives create institutional...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) All States
Source BlueGreen Alliance
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
Decisionmakers across the country are putting forward policies to fight climate that is critical to creating a healthier, more resilient future. As climate change’s impact on both the United States and the world continues to grow, policies must be made to build a cleaner, safer, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
The arts are an important sector of Milwaukee's local economy, providing a wide range of educational and cultural opportunities while employing thousands of individuals. Using survey data, this report outlines the characteristics of artists in Milwaukee County, the challenges they...

Type Executive Order
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) Washington
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Democracy & Governance
An executive order outlining the process for considering environmental concerns and equitable development in public contracting....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City Of Madison Engineering Division
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Best Value Contracting creates a set of enforceable qualifications with a single point of accountability, pervormance qualifications, workforce development, oversight and transparency on publicly funded projects....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source American Sustainable Business Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report, which contains the results of a scientific national phone survey of small business owners (2 to 99 employees) conducted in March 2013, is designed to inform policy discussions about retirement security and serve as a basis for evaluating proposals that address the needs...

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