Green Jobs

Oregon Action has launched a statewide green jobs accountability campaign that will work to ensure that people of color and low-income families benefit from green jobs creation investment around the state. We propose the following equity standards for all public investment in jobs creation programs.

  • 80% Local Hiring
  • Family supporting jobs at 180% of minimum wage
  • Healthcare for all workers
  • Diverse Workforce: 30% of all hours worked will be performed by people of color, women, and the disadvantaged
  • Minority and women owned contactors shall receive 20 % of total contracts awarded
  • All new hires shall come from a certified training agent.