Jobs and Economic Development: Strategies and Practice / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- SAGE Publications
"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.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: BACKGROUNDForward - Norman B Rice Jobs - The Real GoalJobs and Economic Development - Robert P GilothLabor Market Restructuring and Workforce Development - Bennett Harrison and Marcus Weiss The Changing Dynamics of Earnings, Job Security, and Training Opportunities in the United StatesWhy Local Economic Development and Employment Training Fail for Low-Income Communities - Elizabeth J Mueller and Alex SchwartzNetworks, Sectors and Workforce Learning - Laura Dresser and Joel RogersPART TWO: TECHNIQUES Regional Economic Analysis To Support Job Development Strategies - Brian BosworthLabor Market Profiling - Peggy Clark and Amy J Kays Case Studies of Information-Gathering Techniques for Employment ProjectsPART THREE: EXAMPLESStart-Ups and Replication - Steven L DawsonReady for Work - Lorenzo D Harrison The Story of STRIVENew Careers Revisited - Janice M Nittoli and Robert P Giloth Paraprofessional Job Creation for Low-Income CommunitiesPART FOUR: ISSUESCommunity Analysis and Organizing for Jobs - Thomas R DewarThe Politics of Jobs in Maine - Pierre Clavel and Karen WestmontChanging the Constraints - Brenda A Lautsch and Paul Osterman A Successful Employment Training StrategyProspects for Job-Centered Economic Development - Robert P Giloth