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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source GovPilot
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
This guide outlines employee retention strategies and highlights best practices for preventing turnover in local government positions. It recommends utilizing federal infrastructure grant funding to provide retention incentives, fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace culture,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level State
State(s) Florida
Source Council for a Strong America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Qualified teachers are the foundation of high-quality early care and education (ECE). However, inadequate compensation and subpar working conditions for ECE workers threatens the quality of programs by leading to high levels of turnover. This report urges policymakers to invest in...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Community Development, Housing
The Amani Housing Pilot aims to take a comprehensive and community-engaged approach to improve housing on one block in Milwaukee's Amani neighborhood. This report outlines the pilot's objectives, funding mechanisms, and partnerships; analyzes where the project has met its objectives...

Type Article
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source NeoGov
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Government employers must pursue innovative hiring strategies to outcompete private sector entities for talented candidates. This guide outlines best practices for recruiting and sourcing candidates, and recommends emphasizing career development opportunities, improving employer branding...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source CLASP
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), local governments can leverage training funds to improve job quality. This guide recommends using WIOA plans to offer employment incentives including higher wages, paid leave, reliable and flexible schedules, and career...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source BlueGreen Alliance
Policy Areas Energy
The policies that specifically target the advancement of clean energy manufacturing are scarce. The BlueGreen Alliance recommends Ohio to focus on bolstering clean energy policies with programs exclusive to clean energy manufacturing. Simultaneously, It recommends expansion of tax...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report highlights policy mechanisms that state and local governments can use to raise wages at an industry or sectoral level and to support worker organizations. Recommendations include, but are not limited to, using wage boards to establish industry-wide pay standards, partnering...

Type Ordinance
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Successful workforce training programs build worker power by both imparting new skills and reducing obstacles to finding new jobs or maintaining existing ones. This guide provides an overview of existing workforce training nonprofits and outlines best practices for developing workforce...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Welcoming America
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Education
This resource provides five policy recommendations to improve equitable access to career pathway programs. Recommendations are given at the local, state, and federal levels. They include, but are not limited to, the following: expanding eligibility requirements for career pathway...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
Increased global competition has led to declines in the American manufacturing sector, requiring U.S. workers to possess stronger skills and broader competencies in order to succeed in the current job market; in particular, postsecondary education or technical training is fundamental...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Local Housing Solutions
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Housing
Housing rehabilitation codes preserve housing availability and reduce building rehabilitation costs by aligning code requirements with proposed renovations and prioritizing safety improvements. This guide helps local governments develop rehabilitation codes and features examples of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
In spite of overwhelming odds, some immigrants with minimal academic credentials are finding their way to college, entering post-secondary programs and earning credentials that provide them with the skills required to get and keep good jobs. They are doing so with the assistance of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Across the nation, youth employment programs introduce thousands of teens to the working world each year. Cities can improve financial outcomes for future generations of workers by directly incorporating financial capability programs into existing municipal youth employment efforts....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) High Growth and Emerging Industry Sectors grant program from 2009 to 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor funded 152 grantees across the country to train unemployed and dislocated workers in emerging and growing sectors...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
The transition to a green economy requires implementing workforce development policies that prioritizes workers' interests over those of fossil fuel companies. This report discusses how workforce development policies can mediate labor disruptions, increase worker power and reduce...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Energy
This report provides 10 aggressive strategies that tackles multiple industry sectors and makes Ohio more sustainable....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Kansas
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Education
This report focuses on an association of city and county governments and metropolitan planning organizations which collaborate to identify new training needs of Kansas City area businesses attempting to adapt to sustainable energy and energy efficiency opportunities. Key findings...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2006
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
This factsheet highlights the economic challenges facing low-income communities in Los Angeles, including poverty, a declining manufacturing industry, unemployment, increasing costs of living, and inadequate access to education and training programs. It argues that the city must act...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
Michigan’s economy is transforming to one that demands new skills, knowledge, and credentials, especially post-secondary education. However, there are fewer adults able to meet this growing need; in fact, one out of three working-age Michigan adults lacks the basic skills or credentials...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice
Transitioning away from fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy has the potential to create millions of green jobs, or high-quality jobs that contribute significantly to enhancing or preserving the environment. This report identifies training opportunities in Ohio that prepare...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Georgia
Source Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Policy Areas Community Development, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This report examines workforce development trends in the Atlanta metropolitan area and recommends enhancing collaborative efforts to improve workforce education, aligning workforce development with current sector-based employment trends, and supporting individuals with barriers to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance
This report outlines the provisions of the community benefit agreement signed between the City of San Francisco, local unions, and community organizations with the developers of the Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point Development Project. The CBA includes union rights, living...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Jobs can be created by restoring public sector jobs, investing in infrastructure, and investment in green energy. Employment compensation can be created by improving the income tax credit, expanding Medicaid, raising the minimum wage, and promoting community benefit agreements. To...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies, School District
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
This report summarizes key opportunities and barriers for Boys and Men of Color(BMoC) in allied health professions. Through a literature review and interviews with key stakeholders, we have identified three areas — public K-12 education, the juvenile justice system, and men’s health...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, Washington
Source Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
Building an inclusive and engaging workplace culture can help make government positions more attractive to highly qualified workers. This guide outlines the essential aspects of a supportive workplace culture and recommends improving workplace flexibility, fostering team building...

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