This book explores how labour markets are changing - jobs are being created but they pay less and job security is declining, as is the payoff for experience and seniority. The authors discuss training, private-public partnerships, job searching and community development corporations (CDCs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) as social agents. They also take the reader through numerous case studies, using examples from across the United States. They conclude with their recommendations for better design, promotion and evaluation of community-based workforce development networks.
The Changing Structure of Labor Markets in American Cities
Taking Stock of What We Know about Job Training and Workforce Development
Why CBOs Engage in Training/Workforce Development and Form or Enter Interorganizational Networks Help Them Do It Better
The Case Studies
Peer-to-Peer Networks Engaged in Workforce Development
Regional Intermediaries Bridging Business Development, Community Building and Job Training
Synthesis and Conclusions