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From Unemployment to Work Project

Insight Center for Community Economic Development

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $180,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2006–October 31, 2007
  • Location Oakland, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, temporary employment ranks among the fastest growing industries and is expected to be among those that provide the most new jobs in the years ahead. During the past 15 years, the temporary employment industry has become a leading method of labor market entry for welfare recipients and other low-skilled, low-income and disadvantaged job seekers. As the temporary staffing industry becomes more rooted in the country’s economy, it is unclear what policies and regulations have been or could be put in place to support alternative staffing organizations that offer higher wages, fringe benefits and job training.This grant will enable the National Economic Development and Law Center to conduct an analysis and make recommendations on national and state policies that affect temporary employment and alternative staffing strategies.NEDLC is a national research and consulting organization dedicated to building economic health and opportunity in vulnerable communities. Through partnerships with a diverse range of organizations, it works to develop innovative strategies and programs that result in systemic change and help people become, and remain, economically secure.