Fresh Strategies for Creating Jobs at Big Ideas for Jobs

Posted August 26, 2014, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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Strength­en­ing the econ­o­my and increas­ing job oppor­tu­ni­ties remains crit­i­cal for our nation’s eco­nom­ic health. Big Ideas for Jobs — a project of the Insti­tute for Research on Labor and Employ­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley, and sup­port­ed by the Casey Foun­da­tion — is a one-stop shop for orig­i­nal job-cre­ation ideas for the nation, as well as a source for best prac­tices imple­ment­ed at the state and local level.

Launched in 2011 at the height of the reces­sion, the project has once again tapped into the minds of some of the bright­est experts from a vari­ety of fields to come up with a new round of big ideas this year that can lead to sus­tain­able jobs today. Their pro­pos­als span areas of fed­er­al pol­i­cy, indus­tries and entre­pre­neur­ship. The project also released a sup­ple­men­tal report by Bob Brehm of the Nation­al Hous­ing Insti­tute offer­ing lessons on non­prof­it social enter­prise job cre­ation in the com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment field.

New big ideas include:

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