The Valley Workforce Demonstration Project: Conceptual Design




McPherson, Robert E.

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Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources


A two-year, community-based workforce demonstration project financed by a combination of federal, state and local funds to develop and implement:

  • a market-driven approach to providing workforce services that contributes to sustained economic growth for the local area and provides access to quality jobs paying a living wage for the population served;
  • an enhanced set of workforce services that leads to significantly better jobs and earnings for the targeted population residing in the Valley’s empowerment zone than is possible under current workforce service strategies; and
  • an integrated approach to providing participant services based on a one-stop model that offers easy access, maximum flexibility and services tailored to the needs of those seeking assistance.


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