This action planning template focuses on actions that state leaders can take to connect jobseekers with high-quality employment and place a greater emphasis on job quality via resource allocation, program and policy development.
NGA’s State Roadmap for Workforce Recovery offers Governors and state leaders a framework for organizing state workforce response and recovery activities to accomplish four critical objectives necessary for a stronger, more resilient, and more equitable post-pandemic economy:
- Expand access to essential support services;
- Rapidly connect jobseekers to work;
- Advance digital access and skill development; and
- Enhance job quality for all workers.
These objectives cannot be addressed effectively through siloed activities across disparate agencies or initiatives, and Governors are taking action to integrate these objectives across recovery programs and policies. Connecting jobseekers to training and employment opportunities that lead to high-quality jobs and career pathways – and supporting access to essential supports, digital skills, and connectivity – can boost economic mobility for families, advance equity in the workforce, improve productivity for businesses, and create lasting regional economic growth. This action planning template focuses on actions that state leaders can take to connect jobseekers with high-quality employment and place a greater emphasis on job quality via resource allocation, program and policy development.
This action planning template is designed to help state leaders:
- Convene relevant stakeholders and decision makers to develop a statewide standard of job quality;
- Define key elements of job quality in their state (i.e. wage, schedule, working conditions, opportunities for advancement);
- Develop a plan to assess job quality based on those definitions; and
- Apply results of job quality assessments to inform job training and placement investments and priorities.