ERIC Number: ED445145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Examining Skills Shortages in America's Cities: Impact, City Responses and Business Perspective.
City Policy Associates, Washinton, DC.; United States Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC.
This report documents the results of a survey of the principal cities of the United States conducted in 1999. The objective of this survey was to help determine the impact of the growing gap between the skills demanded by today's economy and the skills of the workforce, and how mayors and other city leaders, on behalf of their citizens, are addressing the skills gap. Officials in four out of five of the survey cities reported a shortage of highly skilled workers, and more than 77% said that this shortage had increased over the past 5 years. Survey cities indicated that their efforts to develop these skills among workers usually included partnerships involving, or programs conducted by, various local institutions, including colleges and universities, public postsecondary institutions, businesses, public elementary and secondary schools, and other institutions. Thirty-one percent of the officials reported that the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program was taking advantage of newly granted flexibility to help move recipients from welfare to work. An appendix lists the 110 responding cities. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Policy Associates, Washinton, DC.; United States Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC.