NYC Center for Economic Opportunity Independent Evaluation – Sector-Focused Career Centers Evaluation: Effects on Employment and Earnings After One Year

  Sectoral employment has emerged as an innovative approach to workforce development in which unemployed and underskilled workers are provided with services and training needed to fill positions in sectors with high growth potential. This report examines the sectoral employment initiative sponsored and managed by the New York City (NYC) Department of Small Business Services … Read more

Big Data for Public Good: A Primer (Mar 2014)

ICE Research Series Report prepared by Nordicity ‘Big data’ and ‘analytics’ are watchwords of the present era of information explosion and connectivity. The increased use of big data should help evidence-based decision-making in public and private arenas, provided that the data is accurate, accessible, and used correctly. Big data can be marshalled into the service … Read more

Redesigning Collaboration: Opportunities for Innovation in Toronto’s Labour Market (Apr 2014)

ICE Research Series Report by Jill Shirey and Serene Tan of the Mowat Centre This report focuses on the experiences of those with direct knowledge of the challenges as well as of the supports available: youth and new immigrant job seekers, employment service providers, and employers. A total of 54 individual, semi-structured interviews and two focus groups were … Read more

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