BostonHires, a City-led campaign to promote good jobs for residents, launched this month with an invitation to employers and job placement providers to join the effort to place 20,000 unemployed or under-employed Boston residents in good jobs by 2022. Good jobs are defined as jobs paying at least the living wage (currently $14.41/hour), with half of these offering employer-sponsored benefits.

“BostonHires is about lifting up each and every one of our residents,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “The City of Boston has both a trained and ready workforce and an exceptional community of business leaders in need of that talent. I invite our city’s companies, small businesses, and community-based organizations to join BostonHires to ensure that all our residents have access to good jobs that keep our economy thriving.”

Businesses and community-based organizations can join BostonHires as either a BosotnHires Champion or a BostonHires Advocate.

  1. BostonHires Champions pledge to place unemployed or under-employed Boston residents in jobs that pay at least Boston’s living wage and to ensure that half of this total is offered employer- sponsored benefits.
  2. BostonHires Advocates pledge to place unemployed or under-employed Boston residents in jobs that pay at least Boston’s living wage.

Participating organizations report their placement numbers bi-annually to the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development and may display the BostonHires seal on their websites and storefronts to signal their participation to the community.

To sign up or to learn more, visit the BostonHires webpage at OWD.Boston.Gov/BostonHires.

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