JAO Member Benefits

Why Join

NAWB and its distribution network of more than 600 Workforce Investment Boards and 12,000 business volunteers are coordinating efforts across America to help business and industry, workforce investment boards, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, education entities, and community-based organizations join the JAO network. JAO provides a mechanism and clear processes to align these stakeholder groups, coordinate resources to help local small businesses succeed, and build the capacity of local areas to partner and design a unique strategy to help businesses “just add one” American worker. View an online presentation about how JAO can work in your community.

Member Benefits

JAO Member Toolkit - includes the JAO logo and brand guidelines to tailor to a local or regional effort (e.g. Just Add One – Stanislaus County; Just Add One – Jefferson County); and capacity-building tools and processes for engaging community members and organizations as part of the JAO team to support to businesses.

JAO Website Template – includes the development of a local JAO website that is branded locally by location (e.g. Just Add One – Stanislaus County) and hosted on the national JAO website. Customized information includes a) description of the local model and resources for small businesses; b) recognition of local partners that comprise the local JAO team; c) local JAO scorecard; d) easy-to-upload success stories and testimonials about the local JAO initiative; and e) local JAO partners’ contact information.

Local Scorecard – members have access to an online system to upload scorecard data that tracks business customers and American workers and jobs added. Local data will feed automatically to the JAO locally branded website, as well as the national JAO scorecard at www.justaddone.net.

Local Success Stories – members have access to an online system to upload testimonials and success stories about their local JAO efforts that will feed automatically to the JAO locally branded website, as well as to the national JAO online story repository.

Online Learning Exchange – a robust online learning exchange where JAO members convene for webinars and tutorials about developing partnerships, designing local toolkits and effective employer engagement strategies, as well as participate in live discussion threads with other members, and receive technical assistance from NAWB.

Recognition – as a franchise member, your team receives recognition on the national JAO website, along with the names of businesses in your local community that create new jobs and add employees.

Toolkits from Sister Campaign 1 in 3: Business development support services targeting one million microbusiness owners in the United States.

View an online presentation about how JAO can work in your community.


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