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Accession Number PB2013-105225
Title Investing in Labor-Market Information (LMI): Insights from the Recovery Act LMI Grants.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 148p
Personal Author B. English D. Herz E. Laird J. Berk L. Bernstein M. H. Angus
Abstract Labor market information (LMI) plays a crucial role in ensuring a well-functioning labor market. In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) expanded investment in states LMI systems as part of an overall strategy to create new jobs, save existing ones, spur economic activity, and invest in long-term growth. As part of the Recovery Act funding for jobs in energy-efficiency and renewable-energy industries (also known as green jobs), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) awarded $50 million in state LMI improvement grants to 30 grantees, including 24 individual state workforce agencies (SWAs) and six consortia of SWAs. In September 2010, the DOL Employment and Training Administration (ETA) contracted with Mathematica Policy Research to examine the implementation of the LMI improvement grants, broadly document the activities of all grantees, and provide a detailed description of the activities and partnerships of a subset of grantees. In this report, we provide an in-depth description of the experiences of 9 selected grantees and present lessons that may inform future efforts. This report complements Investing in Labor Market Information: A Summary of the State Labor Market Information Improvement Grants that summarizes information about grantees goals, definitions of green jobs, partners and stakeholders, activities, products, and dissemination strategies for the 30 LMI grantees.
Keywords Economic development
Economic recovery
Green jobs
Information dissemination
Job creation
Labor force
Labor market
Labor Market Information(LMI)
State agencies

Source Agency Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration
NTIS Subject Category 70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
70F - Public Administration & Government
91J - Economic Studies
43B - Economic & Community Development
96A - Domestic Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
Corporate Author Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1311
Contract Number DOLU101A21600

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