Good Jobs First Blog

Jan
18
2017

Amazon’s 100,000-Job Claim: Will Taxpayers Bankroll Retail Job Churn?

January 18, 2017--Amazon last week announced it will “create” 100,000 jobs as it rolls out Same-Day Delivery to customers throughout the country. While it’s great publicity after the company received negative tweets from the President-elect, taxpayer shouldn’t be fooled into thinking this represents net job creation in retailing.

Indeed, consider

Dec
5
2016

Good Jobs First Issues Second Statement on Carrier Deal

December 5, 2016 --- Washington, DC-In response to a high volume of media inquiries and public comments and to President-Elect Trump's speech in Indianapolis, Good Jobs First executive director Greg LeRoy today issued a second statement regarding the announcement that Carrier Corp. will retain some jobs in Indiana.

Dec
5
2016

Good Jobs First Statement on Carrier Jobs Deal in Indiana

Washington, DC—Good Jobs First executive director Greg LeRoy issued the following statement today regarding the announcement by President-elect Donald J. Trump that Carrier Corp. will retain some jobs in Indiana:

Oct
3
2016

It is late 2016: Do you know where your state is on GASB 77 corporate welfare data?

It’s October 2016. Six months from now, state and local governments will start to reveal how much tax revenue they lose each year to economic development subsidies for corporations.

Aug
25
2016

New government data to reveal how tax breaks for businesses leave K-12 school funding out to dry.

As fall approaches, millions of moms and dads are scrambling to prepare for the first day of school, excited to support their children’s success.

But are schools ready to receive our kids and foster that success? Increasingly, the answer is no.