Good Jobs and Careers

What Communities Need to do to Train and Move Low-Income, Low-Skilled People into Good Jobs and Careers

Posted October 27, 2004
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Joblessness and insufficient family income have devastating consequences. The Casey Foundation’s Jobs Initiative helped workers keep their jobs longer through its workforce strategies. This brochure describes the 10 key components of implementing a successful workforce initiative – from establishing neighborhood connections and partnerships with workforce intermediaries to ensuring cultural competence and providing career management services. 

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Promoting Workforce Development

To implement large-scale workforce initiatives, communities must assess existing programs, partnerships and other supports. From there, workforce development strategies based on employer needs, the regional economy and the skill levels of its job seekers can be developed.