Appearances OF Neediness: THE WORKING POOR.

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Countenances OF Destitution: THE WORKING POOR Plan Characterize "working poor" Review of the WDC Profile of the working poor in Racine Work availability difficulties of the working poor Case situations Financial effect of neediness in Racine Working poor? What does that mean?
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Agenda Define “working poor” Overview of the WDC Profile of the working poor in Racine Work status difficulties of the working poor Case situations Economic effect of neediness in Racine

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Working poor? What does that mean? The Poverty Line : a family unit Income of $17,600 a year in 2008. In 2008, 37.3 million Americans lived in neediness. 5.3 million were among the working poor – the individuals who burned through 27 weeks or more in the work power, working full-time. 16.4 million Americans who work low maintenance live at or beneath the neediness line. 5.8% of ladies who work are viewed as “working poor” while just 4.5% of all men who work are among the working poor. More youthful specialists will probably be among the working poor than their more seasoned partners, because of lower normal income and higher rates of unemployment. More than 5% of the workforce maintains two sources of income to bring home the bacon, yet at the same time live in destitution. Sources: U.S. Enumeration Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor Statistics

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Faces of destitution 70% of the working poor are White. Dark and Hispanic specialists keep on being twice as likely as their White partners to be poor. More than 1 in 10 individuals say they battle to encourage themselves. A few occupations that pay neediness wage : home wellbeing associate, kid care supplier, pre-teacher, janitor, and conveyance individual. Sources: U.S. Statistics Bureau, U.S. Authority of Labor Statistics, YouTube (feature)

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Poverty in the 21 st Century: Making Ends Meet Voices from the Center for American Progress Poverty Task Force Source: YouTube Video

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The Racine County Workforce Development Center Division of Racine County Human Services Department WDC spending plan is $10 million Governed by the Racine County Workforce Development Board Talent advancement administrations Employs 100+ staff Partnership association Two arrangements of clients: occupation seekers and superintendents

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WDC (cont’d) Universal Services Resource Room/Career Development Center Workshop Instruction Career Discovery Center Academic Improvement Center Business Services

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WDC (cont’d) Work-Related Intensive Services Dislocated Worker/Adult (WIA) Seniors Veterans Children First Program Food Stamp Program W2 Medical Assistance

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WDC (cont’d) Average Program Profiles Food Stamps 35 yr. old Black male, HS/GED, brief work history with yearly wages of $10,000. Child Care Assistance 20-30 yr. old female with 1 or more youngsters with yearly wages of $16,000 W2 (money installments) 25-29 yr. old female, 2 to 3 kids, HS/GED, utilized in retail or social insurance( (CNA) with yearly wages of $18,000 Children First Program 27 yr. old Black male, w/o HS/GED, brief occupation history, with yearly wages of $12,000 Re-preparing Male with normal yearly wages of $5,000

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December 08 Gender 49% Male 51% Female Employment Status 80% Unemployed Race 45% White 45% Black Age 79% 23-54 yrs. old Source: WDC Quarterly Surveys Profile of the “working poor” December 07 Gender 37% Male 63% Female Employment Status 81% Unemployed Race 38% White 44% Black Age 78% 23-54 yrs. old

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Profile of the “working poor” December 2008 Educational Level 20% <HS/GED 47% >HS/GED Income 54% < $10,000 25% >$10,000 - $20,000 Seeking Employment 71% - low maintenance, administrator, gathering, talented exchanges and administration industry 51% - driver’s permit Source: WDC Quarterly Report December 2007 Educational Level 23% < HS/GED 35% >HS/GE D Income 64% < $10,00 20% >$10,000 - $20,000 Seeking Employment 54% - low maintenance, administrator, get together, gifted exchanges and administration industry 58% - driver’s permit

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Poverty on a financial plan Poverty USA Video Source: YouTube Video

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Work Readiness Challenges of the Working Poor Financial: Money to buy products and administrations. Enthusiastic assets: Ability to pick and control passionate reactions, especially to negative circumstances. Mental assets: Mental capacities and gained aptitudes (perusing, written work and registering) to manage day by day life. Emotionally supportive networks: Having companions, family and reinforcement assets accessible in times of need. Good examples: Having access to grown-ups who are suitable and who don\'t take part in self-ruinous conduct. Learning of concealed principles: Knowing the implicit signals and propensities for a gathering. Adapting techniques: Ability to make an interpretation of from individual to the issue. Source: Bridges out of Poverty, Payne, DeVol, Dreussi Smith

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Scenario #1 Sue as of late graduated with a LPN qualification. She’s acquired an occupation in Kenosha 15 miles from her home in Racine. While going to class she lived with her mom who tended to her kids, yet she has moved in with her beau who is likewise the father of two of her four kids. She relies on upon her sweetheart for transportation to and from work and he lifts her youngsters up from school. Sue and her mother are not talking since her sweetheart offended her mother. Sue has utilized all her wiped out days and has been late for work a few times.

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Scenario #1 (cont’d) Sue gets a gather call at work from her sweetheart. He’s not able to lift her children up from school. Jane leaves work to get her children and returns the following day to discover she has been ended. What work status difficulties does Sue face?

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Scenario #2 John is a 25-year-old secondary school drop-out who has been acknowledged into a 14-week, 5-day a week, 8-hour-a-day preparing project. Endless supply of the project, he will have a 95% possibility of getting vocation with a pay of $13.50/hr. The main admonitions are he must go to consistently, must be on time and must finish the system with a passing review.

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Scenario #2 (cont’d) On week ten of the project, John doesn’t appear. His mom calls at 1:00 p.m. to report he was put in care throughout the weekend for inability to pay youngster backing. Further, he won\'t be discharged until he pays unfulfilled obligations of $5,000. What work status difficulties does John face?

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Scenario #3 Mary is a 26 year old lady with three kids. She is on post trial supervision for attacking her ex-boyfriend’s new sweetheart and her 10-year-old child is on supervision for hitting his educator. Mary has been on and off open help since her first youngster was conceived. She’s at present accepting sustenance stamps, youngster consideration help, and medicinal help. Mary has the accompanying commitments and she doesn’t have a legitimate driver’s permit or a vehicle: 1) She must consent to an employability plan that incorporates burning through 32 hours a week looking for job. 2) She must go to month to month gatherings with her probation specialists and must pay $100 a month towards $3,000 in court-requested compensation. 3) She must go to month to month meetings with her 10-year-old son’s social laborer. 4) She must go to week after week outrage administration directing and family guiding sessions. What work status and life difficulties does Mary face?

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Scenario #4 Larry was a member in CNC Boot Camp #2. Before Boot Camp, he had been detained for a long time. While detained, he earned his HSED, passed nourishment administration affirmation coursework and earned a welding endorsement. After his discharge, he held an interim task for six months winning 5.75 every hour. He was worried that his criminal foundation, work history, and absence of training would keep him from cutting out a steady future. In his own particular words, he needed “to accomplish a superior life for my family and additionally myself.” He likewise needed “to achieve my objectives of being a superior man and a positive good example in the community.” He was getting FoodStamps.

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Scenario #4 (cont’d) Larry effectively finished our CNC Boot Camp in right on time August 2005 and acknowledged an offer to work at Pioneer Products through a hiring organization procuring 10.00/hr. The accompanying he was procured for all time and has worked persistently since with the same manager. Until the late monetary downturn, he found himself able to timetable standard extra time. He now gains 11.50/hr and has the capacity accommodate his family and bear the cost of an additional items\' percentage that had dependably been out of scope. He is one of our examples of overcoming adversity, as well as the organization employing him jumps at the chance to quote his story as one of their triumphs moreover. They perceived his potential, put resources into his at work preparing, and are satisfied with his work. He meets or surpasses measures for both quality and creation numbers. In this way, he has not been influenced by the layoffs.

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Racine Poverty Data Those without a secondary school recognition 12.6% of aggregate populace 25.1% of those living underneath the destitution level Women 51.4% of aggregate populace 58.5% of those living beneath the neediness level

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Weekly profit of full-time laborers 25 or more established

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Average Annual Salary Average yearly compensation (2005 wages) Less than high school $21,268 High school $30,316 Difference $ 9,048 Lifetime contrast $362,000

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Graduation rates and lessened lunch rates RUSD between 2001 – 2007 Graduation Rate 71 to 79 percent Eligible for nothing or decreased lunch 60 to 68 percent Wisconsin Public School Average 2001 – 2007 Graduation rate 89 to 92 percent Eligible for nothing or diminished lunch 24 to 31 percent Inverse relationship between low graduation and qualification for nothing or lessened lunch

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