“Creating Jobs Where Jobs are Needed” – City Council Wrap up Jan. 2021

At a committee meeting Tuesday, 6 of the board’s seven members agreed unanimously to enter into a contract with K. Craft Associates to facilitate a workshop on race, equity, and inclusion as it relates to leadership development for the Jackson workforce leadership academy. The project stands to receive funding from the Aspen institute in a move aimed at substantial job creation in the City.

The City Council heard from the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Jackson,Dr. Robert Blaine who elaborated , highlighting the goal of the partnership as  ”creating five percent of economic mobility in the city by 2020 …bringing together all of the workforce organization in the city to create a workforce ecco system” Dr. Blaine emphasized the partnership would be beneficial to Jacksonians struggling the most from an employment standpoint, pointing out that this effort will be “ focused on creating jobs for  (Jackson) citizens that need it the most.”

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