(WNY News Now) – Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist recently joined the U.S. Department of Labor’s ETA Vision 2030 summit in Philadelphia, highlighting collaborative workforce initiatives in his city.
Philadelphia – Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist played a prominent role at the U.S. Department of Labor’s ETA Vision 2030 summit, held in Philadelphia, PA last week. The summit, a part of a series focusing on expanding access to quality jobs and ensuring job equity, aimed to foster collaboration across the American workforce landscape.
Mayor Sundquist, during a breakout session titled “Using Investing in America Resources to Build Your City’s Infrastructure,” showcased Jamestown’s approach to workforce development. He emphasized the success of partnerships within the city, particularly the collaboration with the Southern Tier Builders Exchange, funded through rescue plan funds. This partnership addressed the increasing demand for construction and building trades, resulting in national accreditation for local builders’ unions.
Sundquist stated, “The more we can amplify our partners and find the people who can help us solve challenges together, the sooner we can get down to the real work and actually start to solve issues.”
Earlier this year, Jamestown, though its participation in the Good Jobs, Great Cities Academy, initiated efforts to create pathways to good jobs, becoming the smallest city to join this peer-learning cohort led by the National League of Cities and the U.S. Department of Labor.
The ETA Vision 2030 summit brought together key professionals from various sectors to provide innovative frameworks and data-driven practices, promoting equity and job quality across the workforce ecosystem.