The webinar, which also featured speakers from LA Metro and Stand Up Nashville, discussed the historical and legal background of local and targeted hire policies, what changed under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), and how states and cities can use tools like project labor agreements and community benefits agreements to create equitable access to infrastructure jobs for their residents. The event also highlighted the ongoing campaign from Jobs to Move America to permanently end the federal ban on local hire.
Jaimie Worker, Senior State Policy Coordinator, Economic Analysis and Research Network
Miguel Cabral, Executive Officer, Diversity and Economic Opportunity, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority
Nathaniel Carter, Director of Workforce and Employment, StandUp Nashville
Michael Lawliss, Senior National Policy Coordinator, Jobs to Move America
Jennifer Sherer, Senior State Policy Coordinator, Economic Analysis and Research Network
Interested in joining Jobs to Move America’s campaign to end the federal ban on local hire? Your organization can sign our letter to the Biden administration advocating for these changes here.