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Overview

"Job-centered economic development" integrates approaches from the fields of economic development, employment training, social services and community development. Its strategies focus on connecting disadvantaged adults and youth to family-supporting jobs in their towns, cities and regional economies, and ensuring that these jobs are sustainable, thus providing the basis for long-term careers. This collection of perspectives helps tie those approaches together into a guide for community development and local economic development professionals.

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Theoreticians, analysts, and practitioners share their experience with job-centered economic development, and explore assumptions, design tools, case studies, policies, politics, and evaluation challenges. They represent a range of approaches and maturity of technique, focusing mostly on inner-city communities. The 13 studies seem to have emerged from a March 1997 conference in Washington, DC, sponsored by the organization Jobs for the Future. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761909149
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/9/1998
  • Series: Economic Development Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: BACKGROUND
Forward - Norman B Rice
Jobs - The Real Goal
Jobs and Economic Development - Robert P Giloth
Labor Market Restructuring and Workforce Development - Bennett Harrison and Marcus Weiss
The Changing Dynamics of Earnings, Job Security, and Training Opportunities in the United States
Why Local Economic Development and Employment Training Fail for Low-Income Communities - Elizabeth J Mueller and Alex Schwartz
Networks, Sectors and Workforce Learning - Laura Dresser and Joel Rogers
PART TWO: TECHNIQUES
Regional Economic Analysis To Support Job Development Strategies - Brian Bosworth
Labor Market Profiling - Peggy Clark and Amy J Kays
Case Studies of Information-Gathering Techniques for Employment Projects
PART THREE: EXAMPLES
Start-Ups and Replication - Steven L Dawson
Ready for Work - Lorenzo D Harrison
The Story of STRIVE
New Careers Revisited - Janice M Nittoli and Robert P Giloth
Paraprofessional Job Creation for Low-Income Communities
PART FOUR: ISSUES
Community Analysis and Organizing for Jobs - Thomas R Dewar
The Politics of Jobs in Maine - Pierre Clavel and Karen Westmont
Changing the Constraints - Brenda A Lautsch and Paul Osterman
A Successful Employment Training Strategy
Prospects for Job-Centered Economic Development - Robert P Giloth
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