How Industry Partnership's Can Support Job Creation by Jack Mills

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How Industry Partnership's Can Support Job Creation by Jack Mills

  1. 1. How Industry PartnershipsCan Support Job Creation Presented by Jack Mills, Director National Network of Sector Partners www.nnsp.org jmills@insightcced.org
  2. 2. Who We Are• Insight Center for Community Economic Development– National, nonprofit, research and consulting organization formed in 1969.– Mission: Helping people and communities become, and remain, economically secure.– Strategy: increase income and assets, and improve equity regarding both• National Network of Sector Partners– Initiative of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development.– Membership organization of sector initiatives & supporters, formed in 1999.– Mission: to encourage the use and effectiveness of sector initiatives as valuable tools for enhancing employment and economic development opportunities for low-income individuals, industries, and communities.– Strategy: Increase access to good jobs/career paths and reduce employment disparities, improve job quality, and assist employers to create good jobs
  3. 3. Why Target Job Creation?• Deep recession/feeble recovery• High long-term unemployment and under- employment - especially for people with low incomes• Improve connection of state policy that assists with job creation and job placement
  4. 4. What’s the Design? State level -- Policy & Funding Organization to manage funding that’s committed to good jobs for people who don’t‘ have them Agreements with Agreements with Monitoring workforce employers to hire & development individuals who Evaluation organizations to receive training –partner on effective, especially low-industry-responsive income individualsskill and career path in return for funding development
  5. 5. Example: Oregon• OR: state sector strategy provides basis for Clean Energy Works Oregon (CEWO) to require use of public financing for energy-efficiency retrofits to comply with CEWO’s High Road Standards – Significant impact – e.g., goal is to create 1,300 jobs (largest effort in US)
  6. 6. Oregon: High Road Standards• Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technologies Act supports CEWO, establishes financing structure, sets job quality standards, & requires local hiring – CEWO ties use of public financing to its High Road Standards – they have job quality requirements, prioritize hiring of individuals with low incomes and others who are disadvantaged, and require hiring from sector initiatives http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/CEWO_High_Road_Standards.pdf
  7. 7. Resources National Network of Sector Partners – Training and assistance – Industry-specific peer learning – Policy development assistance – Resources and materials – Etc. To find our more about services NNSP provides and/or become an NNSP member go to www.nnsp.org

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