Brief Understanding Local Workforce Systems
Lauren Eyster, Christin Durham, Michelle Van Noy, Neil Damron
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A local workforce system encompasses the organizations and activities that prepare people for employment, helps workers advance in their careers, and ensures a skilled workforce exists to support local industry and the local economy over time. This brief explains who a local workforce system serves, the organizations involved, and the functions it performs. We offer a useful framework for readers to better understand their own local workforce systems and identify new ways to support their local workforces and economies.

Research Areas Education Workforce
Tags Higher education Workforce development Workers in low-wage jobs Job training Youth employment and training Unemployment and unemployment insurance Beyond high school: education and training Apprenticeships
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center