Urban Jobs Task Force
An organization made up of community groups; faith based organizations and concerned citizen, dedicated to creating a local economy that provides good jobs and job training for local communities of color, low income families and more opportunities for local woman and minority-owned enterprises.
We are currently working on the Syracuse Resident Employment Ordinance which would strive to provide:
- Jobs for city residents. By setting a 20% hiring goal for big city construction, service and public works contracts. Half of that goal must be reserved for impoverished neighborhoods or for per-sons who are in a workforce database.
- Local Community-Private Partnership. Community organizations, unions, workforce developers and advocates would help contractors find skilled resident labor so they successfully meet the goals of the ordinance.
- Gathering of the job data. The ordinance requires that the employers must submit certified pay-roll data electronically into a city database. This would ensure employers are complying with the ordinance.
- Accountability and Transparency. The city must continuously monitor the resident workforce hours and report to the Common Council quarterly
And others on an ad hoc basis.