Paulette Jordan on Jobs
Raise minimum wage in increments
Idahoans who work full time shouldn't be living in poverty. Idaho has the lowest minimum wage in the West, but the highest number of minimum-wage workers. I will look at every opportunity to raise the minimum wage. I will work with the Idaho State
Legislature and in collaboration with the business community on a graduated plan to begin raising the minimum wage in manageable increments - an initiative other cities and states have successfully accomplished across the country.
Source: 2018 Idaho Governor campaign website JordanForGovernor.com
, May 15, 2018
Partner with local unions building apprenticeships
Q: How can the governor help the state develop the skilled workforce businesses need?
Jordan: One thing would be to partner with local unions. Unions are doing a great job with building apprenticeship programs with local high schools to help them get
right into their careers. The other strategy is to build local business into research institutions and high schools, develop partnerships with them. There are a lot of opportunities when you train and mentor your workforce.
Source: Idaho Business Review on 2018 Idaho Gubernatorial race
, Apr 27, 2018
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