Workplace Education for Low-Wage Workers by Amanda L. Ahlstrand

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Published by W. E. Upjohn Institute .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Training,
  • Knowledge Capital,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Case studies,
  • Education,
  • Employee assistance programs,
  • Employees,
  • Employer-supported education,
  • United States,
  • Business/Economics

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages175
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11220221M
ISBN 100880992662
ISBN 109780880992664

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This book reports on a study of employers' practices regarding workplace education and training for low-wage workers. Drawing on interviews with 40 organizations showing unusual commitment to providing training, and case studies of eight organizations, Ahlstrand (US Department of Labor) shows that companies can benefit from providing workplace education and training.

Workplace education for low-wage workers / Amanda L. Ahlstrand, Laurie J. Bassi, Daniel P. McMurrer. Although the United States is in the midst of a slowdown as this book goes to press, nonetheless its unemployment rates in recent years have understood why lower-wage Workplace Education for Low-Wage Workers book receive less workplace education.

The supply side of the Cited by:   Workplace Education for Low-Wage Amanda L. Ahlstrand, Laurie J. Bassi, and Daniel P. McMurrer. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. UpJohn Institute for Employment Research.

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Unfortunately, it receives insufficient attention. In the wake of the Great Recession, many employers remain in need of skilled workers to be competitive. Read this book on Questia.

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This chapter critically examines the heightened scrutiny of low-wage workers, both employed and unemployed, effected through the widespread use of ‘basic skills’ assessments. Employers are increasingly using literacy, numeracy and language skills assessments as the basis of hiring decisions as well as a range of other employment decisions Cited by: 4.

Though many policies to assist low-wage workers have been proposed, there is little agreement across the political spectrum about which policies actually reduce poverty and raise income among the working Works for Workersprovides a comprehensive analysis of policy measures designed to address the widening income gap in the United States.

We’re talking about the millions of low-wage workers in this country and the very real lack of a safety net to protect them. An estimated million people in the US have no paid sick leave, and as the coronavirus spreads, those million people all have to make a choice between going to work where infection can and will spread, or.

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"How the University Works is a serious wake-up call for the entire profession, and, based on what I overheard at the [ MLA] book fair, Bousquet is about to emerge as the Al Gore of higher education." (Thomas Hart Benton The Chronicle of Higher Education)Cited by: Research shows that low-skill, low-wage workers can gain from additional education and training.3 In fact, educational attainment, particularly postsecondary education and training, is often cited as a key factor contributing to increased worker earnings and career advancement.4 While higher education and skills can benefi t workers.

This study focused on a little-studied health disparity — workplace health promotion among low-wage workers. The objective of the study was to examine through interviews and focus groups 1) worksite culture, environment, and policies that influence healthy eating and physical activity; and 2) barriers that reduce worker participation in Cited by:   By Kristin Myers, courtesy of Yahoo Finance-Posted Ma Graphic by David Foster/Yahoo Finance Low-income and low-wage earners will likely bear the brunt of the economic impact of coronavirus, experts warn, as coronavirus continues to slam industries like travel, leisure, and hospitality.

Workers in these industries also have the lowest amount of. Swedish low-wage workers who switch sector, occupation, workplace or participate29 See McKnight et al. () and Schnabel () for reviews of Author: Claus Schnabel. There are numerous books on low-wage workers but one of the most detailed -- and a bit chilling -- is Beth Shulman's The Betrayal of Work: How Low Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans.

Here's a list of publications and books related to low-wage jobs. Work, Education and Income. Investing to expand access to education, jobs and careers to build lifelong financial security for adults, youth and their families.

Millions of Americans struggle to find jobs or are stuck in low-wage positions with little chance for advancement. The sheer number of low-wage workers is hard to reconcile with top-line economic statistics.

The declining U.S. unemployment rate, which hit percent in October, should augur prosperity for the Author: Marcela Escobari. Low-Wage America is the most extensive study to date of how the choices employers make in response to economic globalization, industry deregulation, and advances in information technology affect the lives of tens of millions of workers at the bottom of the wage distribution.

Journalist James Bloodworth worked undercover at an Amazon warehouse in England for three and a half weeks in In his book "Hired: Six months undercover in low-wage Britain," to be published.

Summary. State attorneys general can be key allies in protecting workers’ rights. While there are variations in the structure, resources, and jurisdiction of state attorney general offices, these offices often have a range of powers that can enable them to play a key role in advancing and defending workplace protections by ensuring that employers comply with the law.

Facing covid, low-wage service workers are striking across the country. Here’s why — and why it matters. Our research into the recent teacher strikes offers insights for today’s.

Unionized low-wage workers (those in the lowestth percentile) received a percent higher wage compared to nonunion workers in the same wage bracket. This union premium was percent for workers in the 50th percentile and percent for workers in the 90th percentile. The reduction in the risk : Steven C.

Pitts. ” Low-wage workers are more likely to be fired on the spot after telling employers they’re pregnant, according to a report by the Center for WorkLife Law, a national research and advocacy. Low-wage workers are times more likely to be out of work than other workers and half as likely to receive unemployment insurance.

38 Access to education and : Jennifer Swanberg. characteristic of low-wage workplaces. It is not typical to charac-terize the conditions of low-wage immigrant workplaces as the result of discriminatory practices for several reasons.

First, in an anti-discrimination framework that focuses on barriers to entry and promotion, immigrant workers have jobs, so they shouldAuthor: Leticia M.

Saucedo. This paper addresses a significant gap in the literature by describing a study that tests the feasibility and efficacy of an organizational intervention to improve working conditions, safety, and wellbeing for low-wage food service workers.

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As the nation all but shutters, low-wage workers—the people who wash dishes, clean hotel rooms, wait tables and more—will be hardest hit.

What ails the American workplace — and a few ideas on how to fix it. replaced by low-wage jobs in health care and the service industry. Lifetime employment and the. Low-Wage America: How Employers Are Reshaping Opportunity in the Workplace - Ebook written by Eileen Appelbaum, Annette Bernhardt, Richard J.

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And many low-wage workers and those in sales and service industries lack paid sick or vacation leave, which results in no earnings coming in at all. While the proportion varies a bit by state, roughly half of all American jobs don’t require a college degree and pay below the national median wage, which was nearly $38, in

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