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Supporting Job Seekers Facing Multiple Barriers to Work

Key Considerations from Research, Funding, Provider Insights, and Referral Patterns in Detroit

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The conclusions presented in this report emerged as overarching themes throughout WIN’s research, supported by a combination of statistically significant evidence in literature, clear patterns within funding data, consistent survey responses, and a workforce network analysis. Each of the key themes speaks to a demand for greater connection and integration centered around the job seekers, whether between the workforce, education, and social service systems or within the Detroit workforce service network itself and also affirms the focus and findings of Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation’s (DESC) workforce system redesign efforts. WIN research and outcomes are consistent with DESC’s increased emphasis on poverty reduction and encouraging financial stability for Detroiters.

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Network Referral Map

As identified by WIN’s data and research team, the referral network for job seekers living in poverty and facing multiple barriers to employment in the City of Detroit extends beyond traditional workforce development activities. Nearly 260 workforce and related service providers were identified as part of the referral network and approximately half provide some combination of temporary shelter, food assistance, clothing, health services, basic literacy education, and other essential services.

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