Employment programmes can help job seekers in attaining and retaining a job or new skills, and in navigating a quickly changing labour market affected by shifting demographics.
Cities can promote employment by working in collaboration with relevant organisations, matching supply and demand needs, increasing the accessibility of services and creating new effective and efficient pathways into employment.
Use the table below to find out more about how and what cities in the UK and abroad have done to develop their adult employment programmes. These case studies highlight what the cities did and their self-reported outcomes.
To find out more about what types of employment policy interventions have an impact on local economic growth from across OECD countries, as well as evidence-based policy design guides, take a look at the What Works Centre pages on Employment Training and Apprenticeships.
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|Case study||Policy aim||Location||Country||Lead organisation(s)|
|1. Offering dedicated help to ESA claimants||Provide support to move the unemployed into work||London||UK||Central London Forward|
|2. Introducing a payment by result mechanism||Provide support to move the unemployed into work||Manchester||UK||Manchester City Council|
|3. Negotiating with contractors and developers||Create employment and training opportunities for people in social housing||London and the South East||UK||A2Dominion Housing Association|
|4. Developing strong local networks||Create employment opportunities for people in social housing||Wakefield||UK||Wakefield District|
|5. Working with the unemployed to identify and overcome barriers||Supporting people living in social housing to move into employment||Wolverhampton||UK||Wolverhampton Homes|
|6. Increasing data collection and sharing||Identify those in need of support to move into employment||Greater South East||UK||Hyde Plus|
|7. Evaluating the long-term outcomes of programme participants||Identify those in need of support to move into employment||Cities across the US||US||Department of Housing and Urban Development|
|8. Using shared data and evidence to drive demand-led interventions||Give employers a voice within the workforce development system||South East Michigan||Michigan, US||Workforce Intelligence Network|