Evaluation of the AECF Jobs Initiative First Annual/Cross-Site Report

Executive Summary

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

November 3, 2000


This report recaps the planning phase of the Foundation’s Jobs Initiative across six sites. The executive summary describes the accomplishments and challenges of locally-designed projects to help disadvantaged job seekers land family-supporting employment.

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Key Takeaway

Access trumps creation of jobs

Casey's Jobs Initiative prioritized job access rather than job creation in response to a relatively tight labor market and worker shortages in many industries. As a result, the six Jobs Initiative sites focused their efforts on job preparation, job readiness and job quality, finding pathways to longer-term, family-supporting employment.

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