Extending Ladders

Findings from the Annie E. Casey's Jobs Initiative

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

November 3, 2001


This report summarizes key outcomes and lessons from the Casey Foundation's Jobs Initiative, which emphasized workforce development reforms on behalf of low-skilled job seekers in urban areas – from job quality, job retention and career advancement to employer engagement and systems change.

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Key Takeaway

Changing the Labor Market

To improve the prospects of disadvantaged job seekers, workforce development strategies must cut across education, training, welfare, human services and economic development systems – as well as change the way employers recruit, supervise and reward workers.

Findings & Stats

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