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WorkAdvance Project Helps Boost Earnings of Low-income Workers

By Philanthropy News Digest

The Cleveland-based Fund for Our Economic Future (Fund NEO), in partnership with Towards Employment, has announced key findings from a five-year evaluation of a sectoral training and advancement program aimed at boosting the earnings of low-income individuals.

Designed by national social policy research firm MDRC and the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, and supported by the White House Social Innovation Fund and local partners, the WorkAdvance program tested how a seamless set of services, with a focus on specific sectors and post-employment assistance, can improve the matching of disadvantaged job seekers with in-demand jobs and put them on a path toward career advancement, while helping employers find the talent they need.

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