The Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF) advocates for legislative and budget proposals to improve employment opportunities for Maryland’s low-skill, low-income workers and families.
Our advocacy work stems from a recognition that a healthy Maryland economy requires public policies that meet the workforce needs of employers and promote fair and equitable access to employment opportunities for low-income Marylanders.
JOTF supports a broad agenda of legislation that eliminates educational and employment barriers for low-wage workers, from rent stabilization to paid family and medical leave. Our 2023 legislative priorities were developed with feedback from workforce-trainees in our BetterU training program and include:
- REDUCING EXPUNGEMENT WAITING PERIODS
- REPEALING DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSIONS
- EXPANDING ACCESS TO OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING
- REDUCING THE COST OF AUTO INSURANCE
Click here to view the 2023 JOTF Policy Agenda
For more information on our 2023 policy agenda and public policy efforts, please contact our Policy Advocate, Ioana Stoica.