Extending Ladders

Findings from the Annie E. Casey's Jobs Initiative

Posted November 3, 2001
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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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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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.