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

Executive Summary

Posted November 3, 2000
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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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.