Taking the Initiative on Jobs and Race

Innovations in Workforce Development for Minority Job Seekers and Employers

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

November 2, 2001

Summary

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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Key Takeaway

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.

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