Improving progression from low-paid jobs at city-region level

Existing skills and employment support systems concentrate on getting people into work, but policy-makers concerned with addressing poverty also need to focus on how to improve progression in low-paid jobs. The report shows:
1. Local stakeholders from different organisations need to work together to develop a framework for progression-focused employment and skills initiatives and their associated implementation and delivery;

2. Low-paid workers would benefit from a careers information, advice and guidance service to support progression;

3. There is scope for an in-work progression service with a sector-based approach focusing on both employers and low-wage workers;

4. A business support service could help enhance opportunities for part-time workers.

Authors: Anne Green, Paul Sissons, Kathryn Ray, Ceri Hughes and Jennifer Ferreira

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