Can Your City Compete in the Future of Work?

The Future of Work is now, and local governments must adapt. USC scholars studied over 400 industry best practices and over 1,000 job postings to understand how cities can compete in this tight labor market. But this is an easy fix. To win the "Future of Work" The "Future of Work" is a broad concept that is used to describe the changes in workforce preferences towards more flexibility, growth, and wellness. governments need to emphasize quality of life, convenience, and stability benefits. Cities already offer these benefits, but need to communicate these benefits better. Use the app below to assess your municipality's job description using the form below, and see the scorecard, content breakdown, and rankings.

Best Practice Scorecard
Telework Telework (also known as telecommuting or remote work) describes the practice of employees working outside of the physical office campus. ?
Training Programs Career training (or professional development) describes educational programs for employees to enhance their skills and experience. ?
Wellness Programs Wellness programs are designed to improve and promote health and fitness mentally and physically. ?
Insurance Plans Insurance benefits include health, dental, eye, and other relevant medical needs. ?
Paid Time Off Paid time off is personal time that employees take to spend out of the office (and not working) while still receiving salary and benefits. ?
Tuition Assistance Tuition assistance programs give employees compensation for the past or future cost of education tutition. ?
Transit Subsidies Transportation subsidies refer to employer benefit programs that reduce the cost of moving (including relocation assistance) or commuting to the workplace. ?

The coding dictionary — i.e., the scoring criteria — is available online.

Where Does Your Municipality Stack up?

Try out the tool above with a job posting from your city. Or see all 88 large (250K+ population) scores through the overall national rankings, interactive maps and charts., or summary presentation of the findings.

You (?) Austin (6/7) Columbus (5/7) Charlotte (4/7) Sacramento (3/7) Fresno (2/7) Jersey City (1/7)

This tool was built by public administration researchers (MPA) from the University of Southern California (USC): Maha Rizvi, Iveth Watts, Estevan Hinojosa, and Abhi Nemani. The project is under development and is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.
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