Brief Jobs Programs Must be Targeted
Margaret Simms
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America's 10% unemployment rate has overshadowed the plight of the chronically jobless and underemployed, but the jobs initiatives adopted or proposed so far won't do much any time soon to help those who are habitually at the end of the job queue, writes Margaret Simms in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel commentary. A strategy to ensure that jobs reach the communities in which African-Americans live should include programs that jump-start job expansion where employment losses are heaviest.
Research Areas Education Social safety net Race and equity Workforce
Tags Workforce development Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Racial and ethnic disparities Racial barriers to accessing the safety net Racial equity in education