In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    An overview of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jobs Initiative.

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    Demographic changes in the American workforce that influence a qualified labor pool.

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    Inefficient workforce programs that don’t meet employer needs.

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    Challenges in building workforce systems that meet the needs of employers and job seekers.

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    Performance measures that hinder the effectiveness of workforce development approaches.

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    Funding policies that make it difficult to focus on the needs of disadvantaged job seekers.

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    Jobs Initiative findings and recommended workforce policies.

Key Takeaway

Training America's Workforce

As the global economy becomes more competitive, training America’s workforce is an increasingly urgent priority. Our workforce is substantially unprepared to meet employers' demand for skilled, well-trained workers. To meet this challenge, policymakers must ensure stronger, more effective workforce policies.

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