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On May 13, 2022, Jobs to Move America partnered with the EARN Network to host an event on local and targeted hiring practices. 

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.

Speakers

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

Moderator

Jennifer Sherer, Senior State Policy Coordinator, Economic Analysis and Research Network

Video

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.

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