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Employment Barrier Supports: To enhance community partnerships to better address employment barriers for most vulnerable residents

% increase on referrals between partners for residents with 2+ barriers


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Story Behind the Curve

Why is this measure important?  

This measure is important to analyze effectiveness of the array of barrier support services that lead to sustainable employment.  This infomation will provide comprehensive information regarding the cohesivenss and collaboration of our service providers to better identify gaps and redundancy in services. 

Analysis of Contributing and Restricting Factors 

Contributing factors:

  • Establishment of shared referral form
  • Regularly schedule partner meetings for data share and capacity building
  • HIRE (Helping Individual Reach Employment) Centers housed in community based libraries across the county to support accessibility

Restricting factors:

  • Requires labor intensive follow-up strategies. 
  • Data results are dependent on partner data share  
  • No system in place to acccurately capture referral information


Strategic partnerships are critical partners in engaging employers in workforce development programs including DLLR, DORS, the Maryland Department of Commerce, Montgomery County Government, local chambers of commerce, economic development entities, industry associations, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and an outstanding system of college, university and training entities.

What Works

Capacity building strategies that enage the partners and enhance programing for our job seekers. 

Asset mapping service providers to increase knowledge of services provided

Action Plan

Establish a mandate where all entities receiving public funds to provide workforce development services must share data and outcomes to a central depository for accurate accountability and a better understanding of the scope of services and the impact within the community.

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