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Quality Jobs & Equity in Transportation Electrification: An Initial Assessment, Hays Witt

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Hays Witt, Principal at Strategic Action LLC, gave this presentation at Forth's networking event on February 27, 2019.

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Quality Jobs & Equity in Transportation Electrification: An Initial Assessment, Hays Witt

  1. 1. Quality jobs and equity in transportation electrification: an initial assessment Hays Witt, Strategic Action LLC For Drive Clean Seattle
  2. 2. Research Scope 1. What kinds of jobs are created via transportation electrification? 2. Which of those jobs have greatest accessibility for target population? 3. What actions can the City of Seattle and other local governments take to support quality job growth and access?
  3. 3. Methodology Lit review to confirm categories BLS + WA ESD data for occupation numbers and wages
 
 Interviews to ground truth numbers and job requirements Policy review to identify linkages and opportunities
  4. 4. EV Supply Chain
  5. 5. Electricians Auto Service Techs Vehicle Cleaners Retail Salespersons Assemblers/Fabricators Customer service reps Installers and Repairers Electrical Powerline Installers Jobs 251 272 435 646 1,680 1,760 3,142 6,124 Electrical and Automotive Universe From BLS and WA ESD Data
  6. 6. Best estimate of overall jobs numbers • Universe of electrician and auto jobs = 14,310 • Use 2% EV uptake as factor = 286 • PSU/Drive Oregon study = 411 direct jobs, 1169 indirect jobs in 2013
  7. 7. Where to focus? AccessQualityQuantity
 (Now and in future) Priority Jobs
  8. 8. Prioritize electricians and fleet services workers • Growth potential • Access • Policy linkages
  9. 9. Electricians • EVSE installation, especially DC Fast Chargers • Average wage* = $34.01 • Universe* = 6132 • Ground truth = 1-2 weeks for a 10 person team (DC Fast Charger) • Strong career pathway infrastructure already exists *Electrician, Building Service Contractor Occupation
  10. 10. Fleet services workers • Clean, service, balance EV fleets • Average wage* = $15.77 • Universe* = 1792 • Ground truth = 20-30 FTEs for one major carshare fleet • At risk for precarious employment practices *Vehicle and Equipment Cleaner Occupation
  11. 11. Additional priority areas • Procurement and manufacturing • Public sector fleet services
  12. 12. Supportive policy environment Accountability to the people most impacted High road private and public sector actors Three pillars of an equitable industry
  13. 13. Recommendations 1. Public leadership and convening 2. Identify and use all relevant policy levers: •Permitting - EVCROW, Carshare permitting •Contracting and procurement - Fleets, EVSE •Enforcement - Office of Labor Standards •Planning - New Mobility Playbook 3. Normalize data collection and reporting
  14. 14. Appendix
  15. 15. Accessible to target population • Residents of economically distressed zip codes • People of color and women who face discrimination in hiring practices and/or on the job • Citizens returning from incarceration
  16. 16. Quality jobs • Living wage • Benefits • Career paths • Accessible to target communities • Support worker voice
  17. 17. EVSE Supply Chain

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