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Job Quality Academy Starter Guide

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May 20, 2024

At a Glance

In 2023, Jobs for the Future (JFF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, hosted the Job Quality Academy, a professional development and strategic planning technical assistance program for 16 community teams representing the public workforce system across the country. Following the Academy, tools, activities, best practices, and case studies developed during the program were compiled into the Job Quality Starter Guide and presented during the webinar “Job Quality Academy Starter Guide—Part 1,” hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor and JFF.

The webinar and guide offer dynamic tools and tips for state and local workforce boards, workforce development organizations, government agencies, and other stakeholders and partners looking to implement quality job initiatives in their communities.  

 These resources are designed to assist workforce leaders in the following ways: 

  • Apply quality jobs terminology, corresponding principles, and frameworks that resonate across the field 
  • Develop a core group of committed stakeholders 
  • Activate planning tools that guide your team from ideation to action 
  • Provide thorough case examples from the inaugural Job Quality Academy and beyond 

View the webinar recording and access the accompanying guide on the U.S. Department of Labor’s WorkforceGPS site. To learn more about how to implement these job quality principles in your community, contact Ben Sommer at

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