Green Job Workforce Agreements

Green Jobs Boston is committed to securing green job opportunities for Boston residents whenever possible.  One way to do this is to ensure job creation and hiring resulting from city-led sustainability initiatives pursues the goals of the Boston Resident Jobs Policy through workforce agreements.
The first such green jobs workforce agreement in Boston was enacted July 1, 2010 as a Memorandum of Understanding between the Mayor's Office of Environmental and Energy Services, the Mayor's Office of Jobs and Community Services and the two principal employer partners in the Renew Boston Residential Energy Efficiency project funded by an ARRA Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant: Next Step Living Inc. and Mass. Energy Consumer's Alliance.
The agreement commits the project partners and their sub-contractors to the BRJP goals:
  • 50% of hours worked will be by Boston residents
  • 25% of hours worked will be by minorities
  • 10% of hours worked will be by women

The agreement also covers job quality and standards, and speaks to how the parties will work together to pursue the BRJP goals.  The full text of the agreement is available below.

Matthew Bruce,
Dec 30, 2010, 8:14 AM