County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry noted that JobPath has a 20:1 return on investment and that these 300 recent graduates’ income has increased by $10 million over the last five years. See AZ Daily Star and AZPM pieces below. To view full economic impacts, see JobPath at http://www.jobpath.net/results. View the report itself HERE.
JobPath was founded in 1998 by Pima County Interfaith and local business leaders and has moved over 1,400 participants through training, out of poverty and into living-wage jobs in health, aviation, IT and other fields. It has transformed the lives of families, moved many off public assistance and increased the pool of trained workers in our community. It’s a great example of implementing the Iron Rule,“Never do for others that they can do for themselves.”