What Is A Good Job Now? A Zócalo and James Irvine Foundation Inquiry What Is A Good Job Now? A Zócalo and James Irvine Foundation Inquiry
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“What Is a Good Job Now?” is a series supported by The James Irvine Foundation, focusing on workers in the low-wage sectors of California’s economy, in communities across the state. Public programs and essays, grounded in workers’ experiences and realities, will explore how to make the hardest jobs more rewarding, and make life better for those who do them.

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Taking place in Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Salinas, and Oakland

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“What Is a Good Job Now?” Asks New Partnership Between the James Irvine Foundation and Zócalo Public Square | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

“What Is a Good Job Now?” Asks New Partnership Between the James Irvine Foundation and Zócalo Public Square

The Event and Editorial Series Will Elevate the Stories and Experiences of Low-Income Workers Across California

The partnership will elevate the individual stories and experiences of low-income workers in California—in tourism, health care, agriculture, and other sectors. The series will examine the real-life effects of changes in state and local policy that have been intended to help workers, including formerly incarcerated people and gig economy contractors …

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