Mayor Ed Gainey and Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su Host Signing Ceremony for Pittsburgh Good Jobs Principles
Over 40 local businesses, labor unions, civic leaders, and community members publicly commit to participation in White House Workforce Hub in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh – Today, Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su, Mayor Ed Gainey along with more than forty partners consisting of unions, businesses, organizations, county and state leaders showed their commitment to Pittsburgh’s Good Jobs Principle.
“On behalf of the Department of Labor, I applaud each of today’s signatories of the Pittsburgh Good Jobs Principles, which will empower workers and help ensure equitable access to good jobs for people across the area, including communities that have been historically shut out -- like women and people of color. This administration is committed to growing our economy from the bottom up and the middle out – where no one gets left behind. That’s why President Biden chose Pittsburgh as one of five Workforce Hubs and has invested $255 million to Pittsburgh and Allegheny County so far,” said Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su.
“We know how important good paying jobs are to not only stabilize a community, a neighborhood, a city, a state, and the nation, they provide a pathway to a better tomorrow for workers and their families,” said Mayor Ed Gainey. “We cannot do this alone, and none of this would be possible without our partners here today. I’m proud of everyone who has stepped up and signed onto these principles.”
The City was named one of five Workforce Hubs in May by the Biden-Harris Administration as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda that includes the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act. All part of the historic private and public investments in creating good-paying jobs.
This investment will enable workers to compete not just locally or nationally, but internationally in the worldwide, knowledge-based economy by preparing them and providing jobs that grows and supports the communities where they’re located.