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New Flyer partners to enhance workforce development, recruitment, and more

Posted on March 13, 2020

New Flyer of America Inc. is partnering with the Transportation Diversity Council (TDC) to launch the Community Benefits Framework (CBF). The CBF will complement local agreements that New Flyer establishes with transit agencies and community partners across America, and is the foundation that will govern, create, and implement robust programming at all New Flyer facilities.

The CBF, prefaced in January 2020 during New Flyer’s announcement of an expanded partnership with TDC that began in 2017, is a mechanism for accountability and enforcement that magnifies existing approaches to support workforce development, while enhancing the hiring of underserved and underrepresented individuals.

More specifically, the CBF includes New Flyer’s approach to support its workforce and community, establishment of the Employee Engagement Committee, effective management of a safe and respectful workplace, execution of leading environmental health and safety practices, commitments to disadvantaged business enterprise, and industry advocacy and support for workforce development and inclusion.

With the launch of the CBF, New Flyer expands its existing workforce diversity and workforce development model, with the CBF directing and supporting local initiatives that benefit people and communities. While the CBF governs multiple partnerships and agreements across America, including in Minnesota, California, and New York, its initial focus intensively supports identifying, training, and onboarding new hires at New Flyer’s Anniston, Alabama facility.

New Flyer’s CBF is available on the company’s website. To learn more or download a copy, click here.

Established in 2010, TDC is a nonprofit organization that delivers education and development programs that promote diversity in the transportation and construction industries. TDC has extensive experience in recruitment, training, and retention of employees in advanced manufacturing, and maintains a wide range of successful community-based partnerships across America.

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