Press Releases

06/10/2020

Good Jobs First stands with all of those demanding permanent systemic change to policing, criminal justice and all other forms of institutionalized racism. We owe the families and loved ones of all those killed, brutalized and denied every form of equality for the past 401 years nothing less.
Black Lives Matter. And equal economic opportunity for Black Americans is one critical solution.

05/11/2020

Washington, DC, May 11, 2020—Covid Stimulus Watch, the website created by Good Jobs First to help monitor CARES Act aid to corporations, has just grown tenfold with the addition of 5,000 entries involving healthcare providers. The new entries are an enhanced version of a recipient list posted late last week by the Department of Health and Human Services for the Provider Relief Fund created by the CARES Act.

05/04/2020

Washington, DC, May 4, 2020--Among the limited number of corporations yet known to have been awarded federal loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, at least 16 pay their workers less than the national median household income level. Five pay so wages to low they fall below the poverty line for a family of four.

04/30/2020

Washington, April 30, 2020—Amid continuing controversy over some of the companies receiving federal financial assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program, a new website launched today makes it easier to see the accountability track records of companies getting help through the PPP and the other programs authorized by the massive CARES Act.

04/27/2020

Washington, DC, April 27, 2020 – Good Jobs First – a non-profit, non-partisan research center focusing on economic development accountability – today published the second half of a 13-state report “Putting State Pension Costs in Context.” The report found that Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas, and Vermont together spend more than $17 billion per year in development subsidies and tax breaks for corporations, about five times the states’ yearly pension obligations.