NGA Center for Best Practices released a Governor’s Action Guide to Achieving Good Jobs for All Americans. The guide outlines opportunities that governors have to create responsive, nimble training and workforce systems to better prepare Americans for the jobs of the future. These opportunities fall into three focus areas: (1) the workforce of the future – aligning education and work; (2) second acts – helping midcareer workers achieve success; and (3) rural resurgence – empowering the rural workforce.
The guide is a result of the 2018-2019 NGA Chair’s Initiative Good Jobs for All Americans, led by Montana Governor Steve Bullock. This initiative aimed to understand the changing world of work and the factors that affect an individual’s ability to connect to a good job and for businesses to access the talent they need to thrive in today’s global economy. Based on this research, this guide offers a toolbox of high-impact strategies that governors can take to connect workers to good jobs today and in the future.