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Transitioning to the New Economy: Individual, Regional and Intermediation Influences on Workforce Retraining Outcomes


  • Harvey A. Goldstein
  • Nichola Lowe
  • Mary Donegan


Goldstein H. A., Lowe N. and Donegan M. Transitioning to the new economy: individual, regional and intermediation influences on workforce retraining outcomes, Regional Studies . The problem of helping workers employed in older manufacturing sectors shift to jobs in growing, high-technology sectors continues to frustrate workforce and economic development officials. An innovative retraining programme in North Carolina has been instituted to train former workers for jobs in pharmaceuticals and biomanufacturing. This study examines what factors best explain whether trainees are successful in receiving job offers after completing their programmes, with a special focus on whether training providers that serve workforce intermediary roles, in addition to their educational role, lead to more successful outcomes for their trainees. Goldstein H. A., Lowe N. et Donegan M. La nouvelle économie en voie de transition: les influences individuelles, régionales et intermédiaries sur les résultats du recyclage de la main-d'oeuvre, Regional Studies . Le problème de comment aider les travailleurs des secteurs industriels plus anciens à trouver de l'emploi dans les secteurs en pleine croissance, de pointe ne cesse d'agacer les agents du travail et du développement économique. Un programme innovateur de recyclage en Caroline du Nord a été lancé dans le but de former les anciens travailleurs pour des emplois dans la pharmaceutique et les industries biologiques. Cette étude cherche à examiner les facteurs qui expliquent le mieux si, oui ou non, les stagiaires réussissent à trouver de l'emploi en fin de stage, portant principalement sur la capacité des centres de formation, qui constituent des intermédiaires quant à la main-d'oeuvre, de faciliter des résultats plus réussis pour les stagiaires, en sus de leur rôle educatif. Nouvelle économie Main-d'oeuvre Intermédiaire du travail BioWork Formation Goldstein H. A., Lowe N. und Donegan M. Übergang in die neue Wirtschaft: individuelle, regionale und vermittelnde Einflüsse auf die Ergebnisse bei der Umschulung von Arbeitnehmern, Regional Studies . Die Probleme bei der Unterstützung von Arbeitnehmern in älteren produzierenden Betrieben beim Wechsel in wachsende Hochtechnologiesektoren sorgen unter der Belegschaft und unter den Beauftragten für Wirtschaftsentwicklung weiterhin für Frustration. In North Carolina wurde ein innovatives Umschulungsprogramm ins Leben gerufen, bei dem ehemalige Arbeitnehmer für Tätigkeiten im Bereich der Pharmazie und Bio-Produktion ausgebildet werden. In dieser Studie wird untersucht, welche Faktoren nach Abschluss des Programms für den Erfolg der Arbeitnehmer hinsichtlich des Erhalts von Stellenangeboten die größte Rolle spielen, wobei besonders auf die Frage eingegangen wird, ob Schulungsanbieter, die nicht nur eine Ausbildungs-, sondern auch eine Arbeitsvermittlungsrolle wahrnehmen, mit für die umgeschulten Arbeitnehmer erfolgreicheren Ergebnissen verbunden sind. Neue Wirtschaft Arbeitnehmer Arbeitsvermittlung BioWork Berufsausbildung Goldstein H. A., Lowe N. y Donegan M. La transición a la nueva economía: influencias individuales, regionales e intermediarias en los resultados de la formación de los trabajadores, Regional Studies . El problema de ayudar a los trabajadores empleados en sectores antiguos de manufactura a cambiar a trabajos en sectores de crecimiento y alta tecnología continúa frustrando al personal y a los funcionarios del desarrollo económico. Se ha creado un programa innovador de formación en Carolina del Norte para capacitar a antiguos trabajadores para empleos en laboratorios farmacéuticos y empresas de biomanufactura. En este estudio examinamos qué factores son más importantes para determinar si los trabajadores reciben ofertas de trabajo al finalizar los cursos, y especialmente si los proveedores de los cursos, que además de tener un papel educativo desempeñan un rol de intermediarios con los trabajadores, ayudan a que los trabajadores obtengan mejores resultados. Nueva economía Mano de obra Intermediarios de la mano de obra BioWork Formación laboral

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  • Harvey A. Goldstein & Nichola Lowe & Mary Donegan, 2012. "Transitioning to the New Economy: Individual, Regional and Intermediation Influences on Workforce Retraining Outcomes," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(1), pages 105-118, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:46:y:2012:i:1:p:105-118 DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2010.486786

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