Investing in Workforce Development: Defining the Business Interest

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Georgetown University, The Urban Institute

March 1, 2007

Summary

Developed as part of the Workforce Narrative Project, this report explores the business community's unique interest in workforce development. The author presents why employers and policymakers should take a vested interest in workforce development opportunities, and how employer involvement with the workforce system could become more active and effective.

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Key Takeaway

A Strong Workforce Development System Benefits Employers…and the Nation

It is in our collective best interest to encourage businesses to pursue profits through strategies that build on their employees' higher skills, productivity and earnings – achieved by a quality public workforce system. 

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