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New tool evaluating “high-quality jobs” benefits employers, employees, Northeastern research finds

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07/18/22 - BOSTON MA. - Students participate in Word Detectives, a summer reading program hosted by the Speech-Language and Hearing Center, at the Behrakis Health Sciences Center on Monday, July 18, 2022. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

It’s not just salary anymore. In the tight post-pandemic job market, employees are looking at benefits, flexibility, career growth opportunities and more when considering what is a high-quality job. Northeastern University labor economist Alicia Modestino says a new tool that provides a way to measure and compare such factors can help improve job quality and job recruitment — benefiting both employees and employers.

“Increasing the number of high-quality jobs — to provide individuals and families with the benefits of their labor and give them the opportunity not only to achieve economic stability, but also to thrive — is crucial,” said Modestino, an associate professor of economics in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and research director for the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern.

Read more at Northeastern Global News.

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