New Avenues into Jobs: Early Lessons from Nonprofit Temp Agencies and Employment Brokers
The four studies that comprise this effort go some way to addressing the second dilemma. They explore in detail four strategies that have shown marked success in producing and maintaining economic opportunities and jobs and also in making them available to people with low incomes. The four studies were conducted by the Center for Community Change with support by the Office of Policy Development and Research of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Pew Charitable Trusts and its Fund for Urban Neigh-borhood Development and by the Center for Community Change itself.
One of the reports New Avenues into Jobs: Early Lessons from Nonprofit Temp Agencies and Employ-ment Brokers explores an economic development model in which job seekers are placed by employment brokers into non-permanent positions where they build work experience while receiving varying degrees of retention assistance and other kinds of post-placement support. The report documents the efforts for six nonprofit organization to help disadvantaged workers gain access to employment through temporary work and surveys the lessons, positive and negative, learned from these local initiatives.
Other reports include:
- Making Connections: A Study of Employment Linkage Programs
- Saving and Creating Good Jobs: A Study of Industrial Retention and Expansion Programs
- Strengthening Rural Economics: Programs that Target Promising Sectors of a Local Economy