LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development)

Report: Local Job Creation - How Employment and Training Agencies Can Help - United States

 

‌‌Cover_Report Local Job Creation (Trento - Italy)

Pages:
94

Languages:
English

Publication Date:
16 Oct 2012

DOI:
10.1787/20794797

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How to stimulate growth and support job creation are two critical challenges that countries and localities confront and limited resources require lateral thinking about how actions in one area, such as employment and training, can have simultaneous benefits in others, such as creating new jobs and better supporting labour market inclusion.

The OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme has developed an international cross-comparative study, which examines the contribution of local labour market policy to boosting quality employment. Each country review examines the capacity of employment services and training providers to contribute to a long-term strategy which strengthens the resiliency of the local economy, increases skills levels and job quality.

In the United States, the study has looked at the range of institutions and bodies involved in workforce and skills development in two states – California and Michigan. In-depth fieldwork focused on two local Workforce Investment Boards in each state: the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA); the Northern Rural and Training and Employment Consortium (NoRTEC); the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA); and the Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works. The working paper  concludes with a number of recommendations and actions to promote job creation at the federal/state and local levels.

 

Table of contents


  • Executive summary
  • INTRODUCTION
  • BACKGROUND
    • Key Economic Trends in the United States
    • Employment and Training Programmes in the United States
    • Local Workforce Investment Boards and One Stop Career Centers
    • Training provision
    • Apprenticeships
    • Economic Development Policy
    • Summary
  • California and Michigan: Local Case Studies
    • California
    • Michigan
    • Comparison across the four case study areas
    • Summary
  • LOCAL JOB CREATION: methodology
    • Methodology
  • key findings: California
    • Overall Findings
    • Theme 1: Better aligning policies and programmes to local economic development
    • Theme 2: Adding value through skills
    • Theme 3: Targeting policy to local employment sectors and investing in quality jobs
    • Theme 4: Inclusion
  • key findings: Michigan
    • Overall Findings
    • Theme 1: Better aligning policy and programmes to local economic development
    • Theme 2: Adding value through skills
    • Theme 3: Targeting policy to local employment sectors and investing in quality jobs
    • Theme 4: Inclusion
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
    • Theme 1: Better aligning policies and programmes to local economic development
    • Theme 2: Adding value through skills
    • Theme 3: Targeting policies to new employment sectors and investing in quality jobs
    • Theme 4: Inclusion
    • Summary of Recommendations
  • References

 

Contact


For more information please contact Jonathan Barr at the OECD Secretariat.

 

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