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Comunities and Workforce Development


  • Edwin Melendez
    (New School University)


This volume reveals how, as a result of policy reforms at the national, state, and local levels, programming by different institutions converged with innovative professional practices to transform the employment services industry. The contributors show how these reforms spurred employment service providers to substantially revamp their operations by promoting the principles of universal access, integration of federal funding streams, devolution of policy to local authorities, and work-first as a starting point for employment services.

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  • Edwin Melendez (ed.), 2004. "Comunities and Workforce Development," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number cwfd, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:cwfd
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    workforce development; job training; community colleges; employment services;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity


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