Job Opportunities Task Force
Statement of Mission
The Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF) works in the Baltimore, Maryland region to develop and advocate policies and programs, forge partnerships, and leverage investments that increase the marketable skills, income, and economic opportunities of low-skill, low-income workers and job seekers.
History and Funding
JOTF is an independent, nonprofit, broad-based network of service providers, employers, and community members concerned about low-wage, low-skill employment, the insufficient numbers of jobs that pay family-supporting wages, and the impact of these issues on the economic development and revitalization of the Baltimore region.
Incorporated in 2000, JOTF advocates policies and programs that improve the economic opportunities of low-income men and women. We seek to integrate workforce development with economic and community development, and to respond to the workforce needs of both employers and jobseekers. We bring together various components of the workforce system - employers, workers, job seekers, educators, trainers, service providers, public administrators, and policymakers - to identify what works, what needs to be changed, and how to improve outcomes.
JOTF is supported by grants from private foundations and donors.JOTF servces as the fiscal sponsor for the Baltimore CASH Campaign and the Maryland CASH Campaign.