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The Resource Moving up in the New Economy: : Career Ladders for U. S. Workers, Vol, (electronic resource.)

Moving up in the New Economy: : Career Ladders for U. S. Workers, Vol, (electronic resource.)

Label
Moving up in the New Economy: : Career Ladders for U. S. Workers, Vol
Title
Moving up in the New Economy:
Title remainder
Career Ladders for U. S. Workers
Title number
Vol
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
BIP US
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Fitzgerald, Joan
Dewey number
331.702/0973
Intended audience
  • Trade
  • 17
Intended audience source
  • Cornell University Press
  • Cornell University Press
LC call number
HF5382.5.U5F54 2006
Series statement
A Century Foundation Book Ser.
Summary expansion
"The United States used to be a country where ordinary people could expect to improve their economic condition as they moved through life. For millions of us, this is no longer the case. Many Americans today have a lower standard of living as adults than they had in their parents' homes as children.... This book is about restoring the upward mobility of U.S. workers. Specifically, it addresses the workforce-development strategy of creating not just jobs, but career ladders."--from Moving Up in the New EconomyCareer-ladder strategies create opportunities for low-wage workers to learn new skills and advance through a progression of higher-skilled and better-paid jobs. For example, nurses' aides can become licensed practical nurses, administrative assistants can become information technology workers, and bank tellers can become loan officers.Career-ladder programs could provide opportunities for upward mobility and also stave off impending national shortages of skilled workers. But there are a variety of obstacles that must be faced candidly if career-ladder programs are to succeed. In Moving Up in the New Economy, Joan Fitzgerald explores specific programs in different sectors of the economy--health care, child care, education, manufacturing, and biotechnology--to offer a comprehensive analysis of this innovative approach to job training. Addressing the successes achieved--and the problems faced--by career-ladder programs, this timely book will be of interest to anyone interested in career development, workforce training, and employment issues, especially those that affect low-wage workers
Label
Moving up in the New Economy: : Career Ladders for U. S. Workers, Vol, (electronic resource.)
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Publication
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OCM1bookssj0002086013
Dimensions
09.000 x 06.000 in.
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unknown
Extent
272 p.
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9780801444135
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2005025048
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9780801444135
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978-0-8014-4413-5
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Label
Moving up in the New Economy: : Career Ladders for U. S. Workers, Vol, (electronic resource.)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0002086013
Dimensions
09.000 x 06.000 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
272 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780801444135
Lccn
2005025048
Other control number
9780801444135
Other physical details
ill
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-0-8014-4413-5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002086013

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