The Right Jobs: Identifying Career Advancement Opportunities for Low-Skilled Workers
What jobs are projected to grow? What jobs offer good starting wages with potential for advancement? What jobs are accessible without a four-year college degree? The Right Jobs provides workforce policymakers and directors of workforce development programs with a methodology to: identify the most promising employment opportunities within reach of low-skilled workers; determine the postsecondary training and career preparation routes that will yield results for their clients; and make the case for investment to public and private funders.
The Right Jobs reveals opportunities in a wide range of industries and occupations, along with several barriers that make it difficult for less-educated workers to gain access to these jobs. The report presents a range of program designs, strategies, and policies to help low-skilled workers overcome these obstacles.