This book explores how labour markets are changing - jobs are being created but they pay less and job security is declining, as is the payoff for experience and seniority. The authors discuss training, private-public partnerships, job searching and community development corporations (CDCs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) as social agents. They also take the reader through numerous case studies, using examples from across the United States. They conclude with their recommendations for better design, promotion and evaluation of community-based workforce development networks.
|Edition description:||First Edition|
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Table of Contents
IntroductionThe Changing Structure of Labor Markets in American CitiesTaking Stock of What We Know about Job Training and Workforce DevelopmentWhy CBOs Engage in Training/Workforce Development and Form or Enter Interorganizational Networks Help Them Do It BetterThe Case Studies Workforce Development Networks with Individual CBOs at Their HubsPeer-to-Peer Networks Engaged in Workforce DevelopmentRegional Intermediaries Bridging Business Development, Community Building and Job TrainingSynthesis and Conclusions Toward Better Design, Promotion and Evaluation of Community-Based Workforce Development Networks