Workforce Development Spotlight

Pulling Apart: Income Inequality In DC Continues to Increase


The gap between the rich and poor in DC has widened in the past few decades according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The report, “Pulling Apart,” is a state-by-state analysis of growing income inequality over the last several decades. Its findings are particularly disturbing because the report takes […]


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Putting DC to Work: A Resource Map of the District’s Workforce Development Dollars


Preparing residents for jobs and careers is one of the key ways the District of Columbia can shape its future. Effectively using resources to helpDC residents learn new job skills, sharpen existing ones and match them with employers is critical not only to economic development but to reducing unemployment , lifting families out of poverty […]


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Of Interest

Preparing residents for jobs and careers is one of the key ways the District of Columbia can shape its future. The District has more than 30 programs and services across a dozen city agencies that help prepare residents for work and assist them in job searches and placements. Some serve residents with varied skills and backgrounds, while others are targeted at specific groups, such as youth or residents with disabilities. The resource map below offers a snapshot of the city’s investment in workforce development over the course of one fiscal year, FY 2010.

A Resource Map of the District’s Workforce Development Dollars

There is little doubt that the District’s leaders, especially Mayor Gray, are serious about helping residents get jobs, with an array of new initiatives that include a workforce intermediary and an independent community college.  Yet the District’s largest workforce service – its network of “one-stop career centers” – is not living up to its potential.  In this policy brief, we call on the District to strengthen these one-stop centers as the next step in reforming workforce development.

Strengthening D.C.’s One-Stop Centers: The Next Step in Reforming Workforce Development in the District of Columbia

 

 

LIVING WAGE AND
MINIMUM WAGE

True Large Retailer Accountability:
Time Is Now For DC Council To
Pass Higher Minimum Wage

(The District’s Dime)

A Disappointing Day for Large Retail
Employees but Hope for a Higher DC
Minimum Wage Soon
(The District’s
Dime)

DC Council: It’s Up To You To Do Right Thing On the Living Wage (The District’s
Dime)

Mayor Gray: Listen To Yourself And Sign The Living Wage Bill (The Distrit’s
Dime)

A Visual Guide To Help Mayor Gray Sign
The Living Wage Bill
(The District’s Dime)

One Thousand DC Residents Have Signed On For a Living Wage and Counting! (The District’s Dime)

First, A Living Wage for Large Retail Employees and Next, A Minimum Wage Increase For All! (The District’s Dime)

Large Retailer Accountability Act Moves Forward in DC Council (The District’s Dime)

UNEMPLOYMENT AND JOBS

The Next Step in Reforming Workforce Development in the District of Columbia (DCFPI and DC Appleseed)

Unemployment Remains High in the Wake of the Recession for Some Groups of DC Residents (DCFPI)

Unemployment in DC Is Starting to Fall: DCFPI’s Quarterly Unemployment Analysis (DCFPI)

Unemployment Still on the Rise in DC (DCFPI)

A Missing Element of the DC Streetcar Plan: Jobs (The District’s Dime)

WORKFORCE INTERMEDIARY

Jobs and the District: A Progress Report on DC’s Workforce Investment Council (DCFPI)

DC’s Jobs Matchmaker in Chief (The District’s Dime)

Moving Forward On A Workforce Intermediary (DCFPI)