EITC another tool to help low-wage workers

Raising wages may be the most direct way to lift workers out of poverty, but another powerful and effective tool is the Earned Income Tax Credit. Both the federal government and the state of Louisiana have EITC’s which can substantially increase a family’s annual income.

Register now for SBA 8a Info Session

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The U.S. Small Business Administration will present an information session on 8(a) certification at GoodWork Network Wednesday, May 21st. The SBA created the 8(a) Program to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace.

Register here

 

Tonight: Doing Business with the City of New Orleans

Hosted by Good Work Network // Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Learn how the City of New Orleans makes contracting opportunities available to the public and gain knowledge about: best practices for submitting a successful bid and how to register as a vendor. Presented by Nathaniel Celestine, Assistant Purchasing Administrator for the City of New Orleans.

You can register here

Mexico, U.S. Sign Agreement Aimed At Educating Migrant Workers About Labor Rights

“The labor secretaries for Mexico and the United States signed a joint declaration Thursday aimed at better informing Mexican workers about their protections under U.S. laws. The agreement arose from longstanding concerns Mexican officials had about its citizens who work in the United States, on employment visas, in the areas of agriculture, forestry, food packing, fairs and carnivals. The agreement calls for conducting educational and outreach efforts targeting the workers about their rights as well as the responsibilities of employers.”

A migrant farm worker from Mexico harvests organic zucchini while working at the Grant Family Farms on September 3, 2010 in Wellington, Colorado. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

A migrant farm worker from Mexico harvests organic zucchini while working at the Grant Family Farms on September 3, 2010 in Wellington, Colorado. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Read more about the joint agreement as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor and Fox News Latino.

Helping Small Businesses Grow: Contractor Workshop

The Workplace Justice Project is working together with Puentes New Orleans and the Good Work Network to present an educational workshop for local contractors.  The workshop is free of charge and includes interpretation for Spanish speakers.

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It will take place on Wednesday January 30th, from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at The Chase Incubator, 2028 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113

 If interested, please register by clicking here or by calling Miranda Stramel at 504-861 5571.