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    Since 2007, the Ohio Workforce Coalition has been bringing together leaders from education and training institutions, economic and workforce development organizations, business and industry, labor, and human service providers. The Coalition promotes public policies that build the skills of adult workers, meet employer skill needs, and strengthen the workforce system to ensure opportunity and prosperity for Ohio families.

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New Partnership Report: Constructing Buildings & Building Careers

Check out the Partnership’s new publication, Constructing Buildings & Building Careers: How Local Governments in Los Angeles are Creating Real Career Pathways for Local Residents!

Now more than ever local governments need to adopt creative and innovative strategies to put people back to work. Recovering from the current economic crisis will require local governments to identify policy tools that reduce poverty by creating quality jobs and ultimately rebuild the middle class.

Our new report shows that community workforce agreements are a tried and tested tool for moving workers into good construction jobs on publicly funded projects. By combining project labor agreements with targeted hire requirements, these agreements create quality career opportunities for low-income workers and communities of color, and deliver high quality projects on time and on budget.

This report details how three local governments in Los Angeles have created new pathways to construction careers on publicly funded construction projects. Together, these community workforce agreements cover over $26 billion in construction and have created over 30,000 job opportunities for residents of low income neighborhoods.

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