Jobs and Economic Development: Strategies and Practice

Jobs and Economic Development: Strategies and Practice

By: Robert P. Giloth (editor)Hardback

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'Job-centred economic development' integrates approaches from the fields of economic development, employment training, social services and community development. Its strategies focus on connecting disadvantaged adults and youth to family-supporting jobs in their towns, cities and regional economies, and ensuring that these jobs are sustainable, thus providing the basis for long-term careers. This collection of perspectives helps tie those approaches together into a guide for community development and local economic development professionals.

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PART ONE: BACKGROUND Forward - Norman B Rice Jobs - The Real Goal Jobs and Economic Development - Robert P Giloth Labor Market Restructuring and Workforce Development - Bennett Harrison and Marcus Weiss The Changing Dynamics of Earnings, Job Security, and Training Opportunities in the United States Why Local Economic Development and Employment Training Fail for Low-Income Communities - Elizabeth J Mueller and Alex Schwartz Networks, Sectors and Workforce Learning - Laura Dresser and Joel Rogers PART TWO: TECHNIQUES Regional Economic Analysis To Support Job Development Strategies - Brian Bosworth Labor Market Profiling - Peggy Clark and Amy J Kays Case Studies of Information-Gathering Techniques for Employment Projects PART THREE: EXAMPLES Start-Ups and Replication - Steven L Dawson Ready for Work - Lorenzo D Harrison The Story of STRIVE New Careers Revisited - Janice M Nittoli and Robert P Giloth Paraprofessional Job Creation for Low-Income Communities PART FOUR: ISSUES Community Analysis and Organizing for Jobs - Thomas R Dewar The Politics of Jobs in Maine - Pierre Clavel and Karen Westmont Changing the Constraints - Brenda A Lautsch and Paul Osterman A Successful Employment Training Strategy Prospects for Job-Centered Economic Development - Robert P Giloth

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/05/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780761909132
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780761909132
  • weight: 553
  • ISBN10: 0761909133

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