The Working Life: The Labor Market for Workers in Low-Skilled Jobs
Maxwell presents the results of a survey of 405 employers, which queried them about jobs requiring no more than a high school education and no more than one year of work experience. These data allow her to establish the link between skills and low-skilled jobs and to reveal the current state of the labor market facing low-skilled workers. The data also highlights the knowledge and skills that employers require in low-skilled jobs and the abilities that individuals who apply for those jobs bring to the table.
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9780880992978 (pbk.) ; 9780880992985 (cloth) ; 9781429454902 (ebook)
EDUCATION; Postsecondary education; Adult education; Career and technical education; UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Poverty and income support; Low wage labor markets; WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; Job skills and standards
Maxwell, Nan L. 2006. The Working Life: The Labor Market for Workers in Low-Skilled Jobs. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9781429454902