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Employer Resource Networks: Uniting Businesses and Public Partners to Improve Job Retention and Advancement for Low-Wage Workers

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  • Michelle Derr
  • Pamela Holcomb
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    This issue brief describes the Employer Resource Network (ERN), an innovative, employer-based model that pulls together a consortium of small- to mid-size businesses to provide job retention services, work supports, and training opportunities for entry-level employees, many of whom are receiving public assistance. ERNs include strong partnerships with other service delivery systems and organizations, such as social service agencies, workforce development agencies, chambers of commerce, and community and technical colleges.

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    Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 6779.

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    Length: 7
    Date of creation: 30 Jun 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:6779

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    Keywords: WIRED; Technical Assistance; Employer Resource Networks; Labor;

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    1. Harry J. Holzer & Michael A. Stoll & Douglas Wissoker, 2001. "Job Performance and Retention Among Welfare Recipients," JCPR Working Papers 231, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.
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