Documents key job placement and retention strategies that American Recovery and Reinvestment Act High Growth and Emerging Industries (ARRA HGEI) grantees are pursuing in the emerging green economy, health services sector, and other high-potential industries such as transportation and logistics.
"This [collection] of promising practices abstracts documents key strategies that American Recovery and Reinvestment Act High Growth and Emerging Industries (ARRA HGEI) grantees are pursuing to recruit, prepare, support, and place Americans into jobs in a wide range of occupations in the emerging green economy, the rapidly transforming health services sector, and other high-potential industries such as transportation and logistics. These abstracts have specific strategies that are immediately relevant to other ARRA HGEI grantees (as well as others in the workforce development field) as they address the many challenges of training and placing people in a difficult economic environment. This specific installment of abstracts focuses particularly on key job placement and retention strategies, and was completed for initial use at the September 13-14, 2011 ARRA Grantees Technical Assistance Institute" (p.3). (Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)

Major Findings & Recommendations

Each of the 15 abstracts offer multiple promising practices spanning several “success factors” that have been identified by the ARRA Technical Assistance Partnership. These abstracts are structured to provide an overview rather than a detailed description of key strategies, with explicit reference to specific success factors. These 15 programs outline promising practices in the areas of : - Data-Driven Decision Making - Employer Engagement - Leveraging Resources - Partnership Building - Policy Alignment - Sustainable Systems Change - Creating a Continuum of Participant Support. (Abstractor: Website Staff)