Jobs Education and the Workforce

This committee focuses on the education and workforce development needs of cities in order to build a skilled workforce for a 21st Century global economy. Specific issue areas included: Education; Workforce Development; Public Service Employment; STEM; At-Risk Youth; Summer Jobs; Youth Employment and Development; National Service; Dislocated Workers and Advanced Manufacturing among others.

Committee on Jobs, Education and the Workforce Approve Policies to Create Jobs and Expand the Workforce

Providing access to education, developing our nation’s workforce, and creating jobs are among some of the most important priorities for America’s mayors. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the need for well-positioned city residents to contribute to our nation’s economy and mayors have created a clear path forward, advancing policy

How the COVID-19 Federal Stimulus Bills Directly Affect Working Families

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been three stimulus bills passed through Congress that have become law to provide emergency assistance to impacted Americans. The first bill, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (HR 6074), became law on March 6 and included $8.3 billion in emergency funding. The second bill

NEW: More than 300 Mayors Join Bipartisan Request for $250 Billion Directed to Cities to Fight Coronavirus, Protect Families & Communities

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier this week, the leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors sent an urgent request to lawmakers as they prepare the next phase of a federal response to the coronavirus outbreak. Now, 303 mayors from 48 states and the District of Columbia have signed onto the letter seeking $250 billion in

United States Conference of Mayors Requests $250 Billion in Localized Aid to Fight Virus, Maintain City Services, Help Workers and Local Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC – As lawmakers deliberate on the next phase of the federal response to the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) has sent an urgent request for resources to House and Senate leaders. Mayors and local officials are on the front lines of this battle, and they are asking lawmakers to prioritize

Resolved: Mayors to Speak Out on the Big Issues of the Day

The United States Conference of Mayors will soon gather for its Annual Meeting next week. Every summer, mayors from cities large and small come together to talk about their approaches to some of the most important challenges facing communities across the country. It’s an opportunity to share ideas and propose solutions, but also to help

Albuquerque, Birmingham, and West Sacramento Win USCM/Strada Education Network 2017 National Education Pathways with a Purpose Grant Awards

Awards Recognize Mayor-Led Efforts to Enhance College Completion and Career Readiness Miami Beach, FL - Albuquerque, NM Mayor Richard Berry; Birmingham, AL Mayor William Bell, Sr.; and West Sacramento, CA Mayor Christopher Cabaldon have won the 2017 U.S. Conference of Mayors/Strada Education Network 2017 National Education Pathways with a Purpose Grant Awards. The awards were

House Appropriations Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Job Training Funding

On Tuesday, April 4, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies held a hearing entitled “Examining Federal Support for Job Training Programs.” Witnesses for the hearing included: University of Maryland School of Public Policy Professor and Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Douglas J. Besharov; Urban Institute Fellow Dr. Demetra Smith

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Grants Awarded for Innovation in U.S. Textile Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 23, 2017 – Walmart, The Walmart Foundation and The U.S. Conference of Mayors recently announced this year’s U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund grant recipients at the 85th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. Six leading research and academic institutions were awarded a total of nearly $3 million

Louisville, Orlando and Hartford Win USCM/USA Funds National Education Pathways With a Purpose Awards

Awards Recognize Mayor-Led Efforts to Enhance College Completion and Career Readiness Indianapolis, IN — Louisville, KY Mayor Greg Fischer; Orlando, FL Mayor Buddy Dyer; and Hartford, CT Mayor Luke Bronin have won the 2016 U.S. Conference of Mayors/USA Funds 2016 National Education Pathways with a Purpose Awards. The awards were announced during the U.S. Conference

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