Maureen Conway, Amy Blair, Steven L. Dawson, Linda Dworak-Munoz
Workforce Strategies Initiative, Aspen Institute, The Mott Foundation,
This publication reviews examples of sectoral strategies particularly those that are meeting the needs of low-income workers who face daunting challenges in the labor market. It advances the notion that the dual customer approach to workforce development - one that meets the needs of both the worker and employer - is the optimal approach. It addresses the concept that sound sector strategies can enhance the opportunity for the poor to find employment, retain employment and increase income, and make the nation's businesses more globally competitive. The document explains how sectoral employment development can help business fill the needs of the marketplace and help low-skilled workers gain marketable skills and increase their earnings.