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Invest Atlanta Joins Project to Boost High-Quality Jobs

Invest Atlanta is one of 20 jurisdictions across the United States elected to participate in Results for America's Good Jobs & Equity Project. The initiative, supported by the Families and Workers Fund, helps state, local and tribal governments use federal recovery investments from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) improve job quality and advance workforce equity.

The Good Jobs & Equity Project was created to support communities in using data to invest in creating higher quality jobs in their communities, particularly for historically underserved residents. Participants will review what constitutes a good job, including everything from basic needs and economic drivers to compensation, benefits and safety – all of which have a direct link to equity.

“It’s an honor to be a part of this project because one of Invest Atlanta’s core tenets is helping Atlantans build careers through good, middle-income jobs,” said Dr. Eloisa Klementich, president and CEO of Invest Atlanta. “Good jobs are not only the foundation to building generational wealth, but also fortify local economies, strengthen our communities and narrow the equity gap.”

Bringing together leaders from across the country to meet with national experts, the initiative will offer hands-on learning, personal coaching and ready-made resources that provide the knowledge and tools to invest in evidenced-based job quality programs with existing ARP or IIJA funding. Leaders will develop a deeper understanding of the historical connection between job quality, equity and discrimination, and will identify opportunities to create change.

“Results for America is thrilled to work with a few select communities to develop new data-driven models to create higher quality jobs – jobs that are fundamental to the long-term growth and prosperity of communities,” said Zachary Markovits, Results for America’s Vice President and Local Practice Lead. “This is an historic opportunity to reimagine and rebuild a more equitable society.”

The first phase of the project will begin in June and run through November 2022.

For more information, visit results4america.org.

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