Overcoming Roadblocks on the Way to Work: Bridges to Work Field Report

by Mark Elliott; Beth Palubinsky; Joseph Tierney

Jun 12, 1999
While many low-income, inner-city job seekers are isolated from economic opportunities in the suburbs, transportation alone is unlikely to improve their employment prospects, according to the authors of this report. Based on the lessons of P/PV's $17 million five-city Bridges to Work demonstration, the report indicates that while transportation was certainly critical, much of the sites' success depended more on their ability to recruit, prepare and support job seekers, the essential components of any workforce development program.
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