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MOU aims to support pathways to jobs from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act investments
WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) today announced a partnership in support of DOL’s Good Jobs Initiative to help create and support clear pathways for all workers to high-quality, good-paying jobs in construction, maintenance, manufacturing, and operations with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) [PDF – 350 KB]. The partnership aims to ensure America’s workers have what they need to deliver on the once-in-a-generation Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) investments, critical components of the Biden-Harris Administration’s climate and job quality agenda.
The MOU entered by GSA and DOL leverages the combined resources and expertise of both agencies to ensure the actions necessary to expand equitable access to high-quality jobs for workers and communities. The agencies’ combined efforts will focus on four areas of joint responsibilities:
- Creating good jobs consistent with the shared federal vision of job quality described in the Good Jobs Principles.
- Strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagement.
- Job quality, standards and metrics, and workplace equity and inclusion.
- Equitable and effective workforce development.
“There is a clear opportunity to create more direct paths to high-quality jobs and economic security for America’s diverse workforce thanks to the historic investments that GSA is making as we spur billions of dollars in sustainable federal and private sector investments,” said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan.