Building a Ladder to Jobs and Higher Wages

October 1, 2000. New York’s public and private leaders can create more jobs, expand training and educational opportunities, and ensure that work is a path out of poverty. This report from the Working Group on New York City’s Low-Wage Labor Market examines the current nature of the city’s low-wage labor market and includes a comprehensive set of policy recommendations to address the labor market problems of New York City’s growing low-wage labor force. FPI was a member of the working group, which consisted of policy analysts from government, non-profit organizations and academia, specialists in worker training and representatives of business and labor, and was chaired by Mark Levitan of the Community Service Society of New York. Full report >> Summary of recommendations >>