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Posted on March 4, 2018

A new initiative will help residents find Boston jobs.

Boston Hires under the direction of the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD). The campaign aims to place 20,000 unemployed or underemployed residents in good jobs – defined as jobs paying at least the living wage, with half of these offering employer-sponsored benefits – by 2022.

“BostonHires is about lifting up each and every one of our residents. The City of Boston has both a trained and ready workforce and an exceptional community of business leaders in need of that talent,” said Mayor Walsh. “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.”

Employers and job placement providers (such as job training programs and career centers) can join BostonHires by signing up to become either a BostonHires Champion or a BostonHires Advocate:

  • BostonHires Champions¬†pledge to place unemployed or under-employed Boston residents in jobs that pay at least Boston’s living wage. BostonHires Champions also pledge that at least half of the living-wage jobs secured will offer employer-sponsored benefits.
  • BostonHires Advocates¬†pledge to place unemployed or under-employed Boston residents in jobs that pay at least Boston’s living wage.

Boston’s living wage, currently $14.41 per hour, is re-calculated each year to account for the City’s changing cost of living.

Twice per year, BostonHires Champions and Advocates will report their numbers of residents placed that count toward the citywide goal. In return, BostonHires Champions and Advocates will be able to display the BostonHires seal on their websites and storefronts to signal their participation to the community.