The Economy & Employment Committee plays a critical role in improving the economic well-being and employment opportunities within a community. Here is a list of common responsibilities and actions that such a committee might undertake:
- Workplace Diversity and Inclusion: Advocate for workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives within local businesses, ensuring that employment opportunities are equitable and accessible to all community members.
- Inclusive Hiring Practices: Encourage local businesses to adopt inclusive hiring practices that promote diversity and eliminate biases in the hiring process
- Small Business Support: Provide resources, mentorship, and financial support to small businesses and startups. This helps stimulate economic activity and job creation at the local level.
- Job Fairs and Recruitment Events: Organize job fairs and recruitment events to connect job seekers with local employers. This can include virtual job fairs, networking events, and workshops on job search skills.
- Policy Advocacy: Advocate for policies and regulations that support economic development, workforce development, and employment opportunities at the local, state, and national levels. Also, the committee engages both the public and private sectors to work together to eliminate economic gaps that currently exist, thus empowering people to build a better future.
- Data Collection and Analysis: Collect and analyze economic and labor market data to identify areas for improvement, track progress, and make data-driven decisions. In addition to that, the committee crafts a comprehensive resource toolkits designed to enable business leaders to operate with greater equity within their evolving, diverse workforce. These toolkits will go beyond commonly available online resources, providing a rich array of materials and support to foster inclusive leadership.