This report describes changes in the labor market that have contributed to the breakdown of systems that once provided workers with clear signals and good training. It also discusses the results of those changes for incumbent workers and new labor market entrants, focusing on the growing problems that workers face. The report describes a series of projects that seek to overcome those problems and discusses some elements of theory that might unite practice on the ground and help identify the ways that these distinct projects could grow to develop further leverage in jobs systems.
Joel Rogers, and Laura Dresser. Rebuilding Job Access and Career Advancement Systems in the New Economy. COWS, 1997.