Results for America and the Families and Workers Fund Helping Jurisdictions Implement Evidence-Based Efforts to Improve Job Quality
WASHINGTON, DC – Results for America is excited to announce that it has selected 12 U.S. jurisdictions to participate in the second phase of the Good Jobs & Equity Project. Backed by the Families and Workers Fund, the initiative will support state and local governments as they implement innovative job quality strategies that promote economic mobility and strengthen local economies.
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.”
The selected jurisdictions are:
- City of Atlanta
- Baltimore County
- City of Boulder
- Clark County
- State of Colorado
- City of Durham
- Hillsborough County (CareerSource Tampa Bay)
- King County
- Los Angeles County
- City of Tulsa (PartnerTulsa)
- Washington County
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.
“We’re thrilled to support state and local leaders through RFA’s Good Jobs & Equity Project as they leverage historic federal investments to provide good jobs that sustain and uplift all residents,” said Rachel Korberg, Executive Director of the Families and Workers Fund. “These innovative projects will be models for communities across the country looking to break down the racial, gender, and other inequities that have left too many Americans behind.”
The project will run through December 2024 and include a comprehensive evaluation of resident impact, with the goal that project learnings can provide a roadmap for other communities as they advance job quality.
Learn more here.
Results for America: Cheryl Burnett, [email protected], 310-560-6648
Results for America: Results for America is a leading national nonprofit organization helping policymakers at all levels of government harness the power of evidence and data to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Results for America’s mission is to make investing in what works the “new normal” so that government decision-makers regularly and effectively use evidence and data to increase the impact of the over $2 trillion that governments spend each year to open opportunities and advance economic mobility.
Families & Workers Fund: The Families and Workers Fund is a platform for collective action and a pooled $65+ million collaborative fund supported by 25 diverse funders working together to build a more equitable economy that uplifts all. We were founded on the belief that the United States is experiencing a once-in-a-generation opening to advance economic security, opportunity, and mobility. The Fund is able to respond quickly and effectively to emerging ideas by leveraging catalytic partnerships and collaboration across philanthropy, government, and the private sector.