Workforce & Economic Development

The Workforce & Economic Development Subcommittee guides the City of Philadelphia in developing and implementing policies and practices to build a stronger regional economy and just food system in which workers along the entire food chain enjoy quality jobs that provide economic stability and upward mobility.


The Workforce & Economic Development Subcommittee was born out of FPAC’s January 2016 Executive Session. Calvin Okunoye, FPAC member and organizer with the Restaurant Opportunities Center, presented a proposal for a subcommittee to support workers across the food chain.

Among Workforce & Economic Development’s first projects is making an infographic to explain Philadelphia’s “Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces” law, also known as the paid sick leave law. Learn more about the law and view the infographics.

Visit the Managing Director’s Office website for the text of the law and guidance for its implementation.


If you are interested in joining the subcommittee or attending a meeting, please get in touch with Co-chairs Calvin Okunoye and Kamaryn Norris.