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California

Electric buses are creating jobs in SoCal

An inside look into the Community Benefits Agreement between the JMA coalition, SMART union Local 105, and electric bus manufacturer BYD.

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Labor and community groups sign landmark agreement with electric bus manufacturer BYD in Los Angeles

BYD, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electric vehicles, commits to hiring 40 percent of its workers from populations facing significant barriers to employment, such as veterans, women, and African Americans. Los Angeles – Jobs to Move America (JMA),

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Illinois

Chicago Good Jobs Pipeline

Our community-labor coalition is developing a jobs pipeline to train Chicagoans facing barriers to employment for jobs at CRRC, a railcar manufacturer in Chicago.

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Chicago Federation of Labor and JMA receive $4 million award for workforce development in Chicago

The Chicago Federation of Labor Workforce and Community Initiative and Jobs to Move America (JMA) are excited to announce they were part of a team that has received a $4 million award to focus on manufacturing workforce development in Chicago.

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November 9, 2016
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How an innovative plan helped a veteran find work building railcars

Many veterans struggle to find good-paying jobs after their service. Kristian was hoping to find a manufacturing job, but the industry that fueled the middle class for so many decades is a shell of what it once was, leaving people

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Workforce development webinar educates bus manufacturers

Los Angeles — Representatives of bus manufacturing companies joined community and labor groups on Thursday to learn about best practices in workforce development, achieving workforce diversity, and outreach to underserved workers in a webinar hosted by Jobs to Move America

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September 23, 2016
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Transit investments can transform communities

Before investing in their communities, public transit agencies must ensure that all customers will benefit, transportation consultant Beverly A. Scott said at a Sept. 12 session she moderated, “Transforming Lives and Communities: The Power of Transportation Investment.”

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Transit and labor leaders address the power of transportation investment to transform lives and communities

As transit agencies across the country aim to build and rebuild infrastructure, among the issues they face is finding qualified workers to fill positions produced by projects, said prominent transit officials and stakeholders at an industry forum on Monday. Good

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Coalition to transit companies: create jobs with taxpayer-funded transit projects

Los Angeles – On Tax Day, April 18, the Jobs to Move America (JMA) coalition – including community, labor, civil rights, academic, philanthropic and environmental groups – held an action in front of the offices of the Los Angeles County

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Live from APTA: Dept. of Transportation promotes second chances through manufacturing job training opportunities

This week the Jobs to Move America team is at APTA’s Annual Meeting 2015 in San Francisco to learn the latest in transportation trends and investing in our transit future, from workforce development to sustainability to high-speed rail. Yesterday we