Last Friday at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Secretary Walsh announced the launch of the Good Jobs Initiative—an effort the DOL leading to help improve job quality across the economy; you can watch the speech via the link below.
The Good Jobs initiative focuses on empowering working people by:
- Providing workers with easily accessible information about their rights, including the right to bargain collectively and form a union.
- Engaging employer stakeholders as partners to improve job quality and workforce pathways to good jobs.
- Supporting partnerships across federal agencies, and providing technical assistance on grants, contracts and other investments intended to improve job quality.
The DOL has launched a new grants page to help potential grantees learn about grants and make plans to apply. The page describes the DOL grant programs available this year, with a forecast date of when they will be open, their target population, eligible applicants, a contact name for any questions, and an overview of the program.