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" In 2010, unemployment in the United States hovered around 9.6%. This high unemployment rate has created increased competition, especially for jobs that require fewer specialized skills."

Workforce Development

Workforce development is the field dedicated to preparing low-skilled workers to gain and retain employment in industries that provide opportunities for advancement but do not require a postsecondary degree.

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Read our workforce development social issue report, which includes: an overview of the social issue, an investment recommendation, information on the return on investment, and ways to take further action.

Workforce development is the field dedicated to preparing low-skilled workers to gain and retain employment in industries that provide opportunities for advancement but do not require a postsecondary degree. Economic costs due to unemployment could be reduced and recuperated over time, with studies showing a social return on investment as high as $9.10 per dollar invested in high-performing programs.

Workforce development is the field dedicated to preparing low-skilled workers to gain and retain employment in industries that provide opportunities for advancement but do not require a postsecondary degree. These reports focus on job training for adults facing multiple barriers to employment, including but not limited to lack of work experience, past criminal record, and homelessness.