What: §A Major Campaign Promoting 5,000 Job Placements in 2020 – Including Entry Level, Middle Skills, and High Skills Positions
§Corporations and Businesses, Employers, City of Dallas, Community Council of Greater Dallas, and Other Anchor Institutions Working Together in a Coordinated Approach to Improve Measurable Outcomes
Why: §Many of Our Citizens Lack the Skills Needed to Compete for Living Wage Jobs in Our Economy
§JP Morgan Study Reports that Minorities are Facing the Greatest Challenges to Compete §Dallas Households Headed by Women Are Much More Likely to be Living in Poverty §Closing the Gap in Economic Mobility Requires Cross-Sector Commitments for Change
How: §Training and Preparation for Existing Jobs, Economic Development Attracting New Jobs
§Employer Partnerships with Workforce Intermediaries, Other Public-Private Coalitions §Overcoming Barriers to Economic Mobility – Including Educational Attainment, English as a Second Language, Affordable Housing, Transportation, and Access to Affordable Childcare §Improving Soft Skills and Technical Skills through Career Coaching, Rapid Certification Programs and Other Post-Secondary Credentials
Look for a formal announcement on Thursday, September 5. I need you to make a pledge to help make the City of Dallas vibrant for all citizens.