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ERIC Number: ED568080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Workforce Development
Jobs For the Future
Youth unemployment has been a cause for concern in the United States for years. Youth unemployment costs society--through the loss of talent and costs of social supports and subsidies. Jobless young people are more vulnerable to a range of challenges, including the ills already plaguing their communities: high rates of unplanned pregnancy, unstable housing, substance abuse, and crime (as both victim and perpetrator). This has become a crisis for young, low-income people of color. A recent study reports that the employment rates actually decreased for black males (14 percent) and Latinos (21 percent) from 2005 to 2015 (going in the opposite direction of the overall trend in youth employment). The stark consequences of youth unemployment, especially among youth of color, elevate the importance of workforce development programming that provides good options for young people. This document provides an overview of "what works" for youth workforce development. This resource highlights critical strategies and best practices, spotlights exemplars, and identifies additional resources to support local practitioners' efforts to develop and implement workforce development programs for young people in their communities. This document also provides practitioners with a portal to the knowledge that exists. Additional resources are provided.
Jobs for the Future. 88 Broad Street 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Tel: 617-728-4446; Fax: 617-728-4857; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED), Office of Innovation and Improvement
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future
Identifiers - Location: California (Long Beach); Connecticut (Hartford); District of Columbia; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Washington (Seattle)
Grant or Contract Numbers: EDESE15A00011/0002