All I Want Is a Job!: Unemployed Women Navigating the Public Workforce System (2020)

All I Want Is a Job!: Unemployed Women Navigating the Public Workforce System Mary Gatta All I Want Is a Job Unemployed Women Navigating the Public Workforce System In All I Want Is a Job Mary Gatta puts a human face on workforce development policy An ethnographic sociologist Gatta went undercover posing as a client in a New Jersey One Stop Career Center One
  • Title: All I Want Is a Job!: Unemployed Women Navigating the Public Workforce System
  • Author: Mary Gatta
  • ISBN: 9780804781336
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Hardcover
All I Want Is a Job!: Unemployed Women Navigating the Public Workforce System Mary Gatta In All I Want Is a Job , Mary Gatta puts a human face on workforce development policy An ethnographic sociologist, Gatta went undercover, posing as a client in a New Jersey One Stop Career Center One Stop Centers, developed as part of the federal Workforce Investment Act, are supposed to be an unemployed worker s go to resource on the way to re employment But, how wellIn All I Want Is a Job , Mary Gatta puts a human face on workforce development policy An ethnographic sociologist, Gatta went undercover, posing as a client in a New Jersey One Stop Career Center One Stop Centers, developed as part of the federal Workforce Investment Act, are supposed to be an unemployed worker s go to resource on the way to re employment But, how well do these centers function With swarms of new clients coming through their doors, are they fit for the task of pairing America s workforce with new jobs Weaving together her own account with interviews of jobless women and caseworkers, Gatta offers a revealing glimpse of the toll that unemployment takes and the realities of social policy Women both educated and unskilled are particularly vulnerable in the current economy Since they are routinely paid less than their male counterparts, economic security is even harder for them to grasp And, women are easily tracked into available, low wage work in sectors such as retail or food service.Originally designed to pair job ready workers with available openings, the current system is ill fitted for diverse clients who are seeking gainful employment Even if One Stops were better suited to the needs of these workers, good jobs are scarce in the wake of the Great Recession In spite of these pitfalls, Gatta saw hope and a sense of empowerment in clients who got intensive career counseling, new jobs, and social support.Drawing together tales from the frontlines, she highlights the promise and weaknesses of One Stop Career Centers, recommending key shifts in workforce policy America deserves a system that is less discriminatory, human, and better able to assist women and their families in particular The employed and unemployed alike would be better served by such a system one that would meaningfully contribute to our economic recovery and future prosperity.
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  1. Scott

    Researchers, politicians, and workforce officials alike know full well that few people choose to be poor and unemployed In a country that praises and rewards success, achievement, and self sufficiency, thinking that anyone would want to be regarded otherwise is absurd Pathological, self defeating behaviors and character defects are not primary causes of unemployment, and if they were, no amount of training, education, or behavioral remediation would alter them , and the resources allocated to tr [...]

  2. Jocelyn

    I read this for my new job and found it incredibly interesting Some may think it s data heavy, but I found it to be a good blend of facts and anecdotal evidence to support her thesis I found it rather shocking how horrible the system is built, especially toward women of color Women in general were never meant to receive unemployment or employment help, and sadly bits of those old policies and attitudes still remain A very good read for anyone interested in how women faired in the US during the l [...]

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