Taking the Initiative on Jobs and Race

Innovations in Workforce Development for Minority Job Seekers and Employers

Posted November 3, 2001
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This Jobs Initiative report explores racial discrimination against low-skilled workers in regional labor markets – and what can be done about it.​ The report includes lessons learned around issues of cultural competence, and identifies helpful tools to improve workforce development for jobs seekers, workers and employers alike.

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New Paradigm for Workforce Development

A successful workforce development approach is one that addresses issues of race and ethnicity. In particular, systems and policy changes are needed to transform the lives and employment opportunities of low-skilled minority men.