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Building Bridges to Employment for Traditionally Hard-to-Employ Workers: The Role of Job Navigators and Sector Teams in Polk County Workforce Development

Over the last decade, leaders in Polk County have worked to construct stronger bridges to employment for inner-city residents whose backgrounds, based on traditional employer screens, often impede employment and career-path development. This report reviews the development of this workforce strategy and offers a more in-depth evaluation of one of its critical components: the job navigators who serve as those bridges from inner-city residents to employers, and ultimately, careers.

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