Service & Solidarity Spotlight: AFSCME Boosts Public Service Hiring Through ‘Staff the Front Lines’ Bus Tour

AFSCME’s Staff the Front Lines bus.

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

AFSCME's Staff the Front Lines bus tour made stops in 17 cities and turned out more than 2,000 job seekers looking for a career in public service. Six governors, 12 mayors and countless state, city and county employers joined the tour. They sat down with AFSCME members for listening sessions to find solutions and discuss how to better recruit and retain the essential workers needed to keep our communities running. At approximately half the stops, AFSCME also partnered with state and local leaders to put on job fairs. Later this fall, AFSCME plans to release a policy guide with recommendations on how to tackle the staffing crisis in public service, which will include learnings from the bus tour’s listening sessions.