The 2nd of a four-part series, Garry Loewen considers effective tactics for leveraging business and markets, creating employment opportunities and recognizing the realities faced by hourly wage workers.
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All across Canada, communities are creating multi-sector collaborations or networks that develop long-term, comprehensive approaches to reducing poverty.
The local business community is a natural partner in this effort:
In order to tap into the enormous potential of the private sector to significantly reduce poverty,it is necessary to develop a better understanding of how to build the case for business involvement and the specific strategies and techniques for engaging and sustaining businesses in poverty reduction work over the long term.
This podcast explores how communities, governments and employers can work together to prepare and link unemployed and underemployed people to good paying jobs in areas of local skills shortages.
In this podcast, Garry Loewen, one of Canada’s most experienced Community Economic Development practitioners, highlights some ”best practice” employment development programs from across North America and makes the “case” for business involvement in customized training.
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