Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of 2016-2017 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with the City of Brooklyn Park. Pockets of Brooklyn Park experience disproportionately high rates of unemployment compared to the rest of the city, with some tracts having unemployment rates as high as 19%. Despite the high number of individuals seeking employment, businesses in these areas struggle to fill open positions. Brooklyn Park staff worked with students in OLPD 5696: Internship in Human Resource Development, supervised by Rosemarie Park, to examine this phenomenon. The students concluded that job-seekers are either having difficulties finding these job openings, or do not qualify for the jobs that are available. The students gave recommendations for how businesses can better attract, train, and retain potential employees. The students’ final report is available.
Report completed by students enrolled in OLPD 5696: Internship in Human Resources Development, taught by Rosemarie Park in spring 2017.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance local sustainability and resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Ho, Yedam; Anderson, Raquel.
Workforce Development Strategies for the City of Brooklyn Park.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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