The Economic Opportunities Program (EOP) supports fields of practice that make economic opportunity more accessible to those who are struggling in the changing economy. EOP is composed of three related initiatives: the Microenterprise Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning and Dissemination (FIELD), Skills for America’s Future, and the Workforce Strategies Initiative (WSI).
This second event in the Big Ideas for Job Creation series will highlight three strategies that have each demonstrated the potential to expand employment opportunities for individuals and communities that face particular challenges. These three strategies, while they have yet to become mainstream practice in the US, each have the potential to be scaled and replicated. Read More
About the Book:There’s no denying that service businesses like retail and fast-food chains have been engines of job growth. But, these industries typically offer bad jobs—low wages, scant benefits, and erratic work schedules. And not just low wages, but poverty-level wages. Nearly one in four working adults in America cannot support a family. Read More
The US economy continues to add jobs at a modest, yet steady pace. While job creation is a positive sign that the economy is beginning to heal, job reports in the last few months show low-wage sectors are predominantly the industries where people are finding work. Read More