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MAKING CONNECTIONS: A Study of Employment Linkage Programs


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  • Frieda Molina
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    Making Connections: A Study of Employment Linkage Programs considers efforts by local governments to leverage their fiscal and zoning powers to gain the commitment of employers to connect low income people with private sector employment. Such initiatives share certain features: They create ties to employers through the use of development incentives and offering employers an expensive system for locating quality employees, provide timely access to information on job opportunities and establish formal means for screening, referring and placing job candidates. In the report, three long-standing employment linkage programs are reviewed to determine how well they link residents of economically isolated communities to jobs.

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    Paper provided by HUD USER, Economic Development in its series Economic Development Publications with number 39025.

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    Length: 75 pages
    Date of creation: Dec 1998
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    Handle: RePEc:hud:wpaper:39025

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