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Whose Job Is It? Creating Opportunities for Advancement

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Publication Date: June 2003

Publisher(s): Temple University Press

Author(s): Nan Poppe; Julie Strawn; Karin Martinson

Topic: Labor (Employment and labor supply)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This paper, which is the second chapter in the book Workforce Intermediaries in the 21st Century by Robert P. Giloth (Ed.), examines research on the experiences of low-wage workers in the labor market and on the types of employment and training strategies that have been effective for advancement.

The paper concludes with a brief review of the challenges that policy makers and workforce intermediaries face in implementing job advancement strategies and suggests some federal policy changes that could promote success. The book from which this chapter is drawn was published by Temple University Press in late 2003.