1 Minneapolis Employment and Training Program Minority Unemployment Report A Report to Health, Energy, and Environment Committee May 5, 2008 2 METP WORKS The Minneapolis Employment and Training Program designs its workforce development delivery system to work towards eliminating employment disparities and promote economic justice through both core programs such as the Adult Program, Youth Program, and the Minnesota Family Investment Program, and demonstration projects aimed at specific populations, neighborhoods, and economic sectors. 3 Introduction Minneapolis has successfully closed the unemployment gap between suburban and urban unemployment rates, but challenges remain as minority populations in Minneapolis continue to have disproportionately high poverty rates and rates of unemployment compared to their white counterparts. Minneapolis and Metro area: Annual unemployment rate - not seasonally adjusted Source: DEED 4.3 3.9 4.1 4.8 5.1 4.8 3.9 3.0 2.8 2.8 3.3 4.1 3.7 3.7 4.3 4.6 4.3 3.4 2.6 2.1 2.1 2.4 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007 Percentage Minneapolis, Hennepin 7 County Twin Cities 4 Disparities in Minneapolis: Population, Poverty, and Unemployment *Sample group is too small, US Census Bureau does not calculate Source: U.S.
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Minneapolis 0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 1 Minneapolis Population by race Total White Population Total Black Population Total Hispanic/Lati no Population Total Asian Population Total American Indian Population 0.00% 2.00% 4.00% 6.00% 8.00% 10.00% 12.00% 14.00% 1 Percent Unemployed within racial category Percentage of Whites Unemployed Percentage of Blacks Unemployed Percentage of Hispanics/Latinos Unemployed Percentage of Asians Unemployed Percentage of American Indians Unemployed* Minneapolis Statistics: Total Population: 369,051 Total Population in Poverty: 80,207 March 2008 Unemployment Rate: 4.3% 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 1 Percent in Poverty within racial category Percentage of Whites in Poverty Percentage of Blacks in Poverty Percentage of Hispanics/Latino s in Poverty Percentage of Asians in Poverty Percentage of American Indian in Poverty 5 Minneapolis Employment and Training Program Y OUTH PROGRAMS Achieve! Minneapolis American Indian OIC DEED Educational Opportunity Center HIRED Loring-Nicollet-Bethlehem Community Centers Minneapolis Urban League Pillsbury United Communities RESOURCE, Inc.<br><br> Goodwill/Easter Seals Tree Trust East Side Neighborhood Services WELFARE-TO-WORK PROGRAMS American Indian OIC Center for Asians and Pacific Islanders (CAPI) Church of St. Stephen CLUES (Chicanos Latinos Unidos en Servicio) East Side Neighborhood Services Goodwill/EasterSeals HIRED Hmong American Partnership Jewish Vocational Services Lifetrack Resources Lutheran Social Services Minneapolis Urban League Pillsbury United Communities Project for Pride in Living RESOURCE, Inc. RISE Hennepin County WERC DEED DISLOCATED WORKER PROGRAM HIRED RESOURCE, Inc.<br><br> DEED Goodwill/ Easter Seals A DULT PROGRAM American Indian OIC East Side Neighborhood Services CLUES Goodwill/EasterSeals HIRED Hmong American Mutual Assistance Association Minneapolis Urban League Pillsbury United Communities RESOURCE, Inc. SE Asian Refugee Community Home (SEARCH) Mayor and City Council Minneapolis Workforce Council CPED Minneapolis Jobs Delivery System Minneapolis Jobs Delivery System 6 METP 9s Network of Service Providers "23 neighborhood-based non-profits with 34 individual locations providing workforce development to Minneapolis residents. "Non-profit Delivery System Strengths: 3Culturally competent counseling 3Neighborhood-based services 3Flexible and adaptable to changing economic, cultural and social dynamics of our communities 3Results-oriented and outcome- based 7 Adult 27% Welfare-to- work 5% Youth 46 % Dislocated 22% METP Budget 2007 METP Programs FY 07 (Jan-Dec) - Expended adult $2,386,645.00 youth $4,106,319.00 dislocated $2,016,349.00 welfare-to-work $472,878.00 Total $8,982,191.00 - 1,000,000 2,000,000 3,000,000 4,000,000 5,000,000 FY01FY02FY03FY04FY05FY06FY07 Adult Youth Dislocated Welfare-to-work Funding changes over time 8 METP aggressively addresses employment disparities for Minneapolis adults and youth.<br><br> This is done through the use of result- oriented core services and demonstration projects. 9 Serving low-income Minneapolis Residents METP Adult Program "Dedicates nearly $2.4 million in federal, state, and local moneyto employment and training for hard-to-employ and low-income adult residents of Minneapolis. "During 2007 the Minneapolis Adult Program placed 1,032 Minneapolis residents into unsubsidized, fulltime employment at an average wage of $11.23 per hour.<br><br> "In 2007: 380% of all Adult Program placement were minorities "African Americans/Blacks 56% "Asian/Pacific Islanders 12% "American Indians 4% "Hispanic / Latinos or Others 8% 10 Adult Program by the numbers 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% African American / Black WhiteAsian American / Pacific Islander American Native AmericanHispanic / Latino or Other 2004 2005 2006 2007 2004-2007 percentage of clients served by racial category Source: METP Annual Reports 2004-2007 *The METP Adult Program allows for individuals to mark more thanone racial category, the cother dcategory is where these are rec orded for this report. 11 Adult Program Core Services "Serves low-income Minneapolis adult residents, 18 years and older. "Services Include: assessment, counseling, job placement, access to occupational skills training, follow-up for one year after employment.<br><br> "Funding Sources: WIA, CDBG, CTG "Performance Based Contracting and Quarterly Grading: Placement, Retention at 90, 183, 275, and 365 days, + wage bonus. Composite Performance Key A = excellent; B = good; C = fair; D = poor; F = fail *Numbers following the performance grade represent the total placed into employment . VendorWIA Adults 7/1/07- 12/31/07 CDBG Adults 7/1/07- 12/31/07 Close the Gap/CTG 7/1/04- 12/31/07 American Indian OIC24 C26 B124 C- CLUES15 C-12 C+39 C East Side Neighborhood Services17 A-17 A-105 A- Goodwill/Easter Seals21 B+15 B239 B- HIRED8 C16 C-288 B- Hmong American Mutual Assistance Association34 C+34 B Jewish Vocational Services IRP Assessment and Referral14 B+ METP IRP Enrollments/Placements 12/10 B+ 23/21 A Minneapolis Urban League 3 Construction Skills C8 A Northside Job Connection 50 C- Pillsbury United Communities/ Emerge15 B+20 B-178 B RESOURCE/EAC39 B31 B-190 B SEARCH26 A-18 A124 A 12 Serving Low-income and At-risk Youth METP Youth Program "The METP Youth Programs helps connect Minneapolis youth with a variety of summer and year-round programs and work opportunities.<br><br> "Youth targeted for services are: between age 14 and age 21, low- income, and: 3Deficient in basic literacy skills 3A school dropout 3Homeless, a runaway, or a foster child 3Pregnant or a parent 3An offender 3An individual who requires additional assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment "In 2007: 3Over 84% of all Youth Program participants were minorities "African Americans/Blacks 62% "Asian/Pacific Islanders 11% "American Indians 8% "Hispanic / Latino or Other 3.5% 13 Youth Program by the numbers Source: METP Annual Reports 2004-2007 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% African American / Black WhiteAsian American / Pacific Islander American Native AmericanHispanic / Latino or Other 2004 2005 2006 2007% 2004-2007 percentage of clients served by racial category 14 Youth Program Core Services Summer 2007 STEP-UP Programs 3STEP-UP for 14-15 year olds "563 low-income Minneapolis youth worked in subsidized positions at 42 local non-profit organizations and school programs. "333 youth attended the Center for Learning Academic and SurvivalSkills (C.L.A.S.S.), STEP-UP's academic enrichment component. "Many STEP-UP participants also took advantage ofMETP's partnership withYouthCARE's Camp Sunrise.Located 60 miles north of the Twin Cities, Camp Sunrise brings together urban youth from diverse cultural backgrounds to participate in outdoor work experience while learning about the environment.<br><br> 3STEP-UP for 16-21 year olds "STEP-UP for 16-21 year olds, managed by Achieve!Minneapolis, found employment for 632 youth at 131 employers.These employers provided the youth wages that were earned by STEP-UP participants, while helping to develop their future workforce. "Private sector employers who hired the most youth during the summer of 2007 were U.S. Bank (27), Best Buy (26), Bluegreen Resorts (16), Target (15), andAmeriprise (13).<br><br> Year-round Programs "The Minneapolis Employment & Training Program (METP) helps connect Minneapolis youth with a variety of year- round programs and resources. "In 2007, over 400 youth were served through the METP year-round employment program. 15 Demonstration Projects Serving Youth Summer 2008 "Minneapolis Partnership for Youth 10 youth employment projects were selected to provide over 400 youth summer employment opportunities in 2008.<br><br> The Minneapolis Youth Council focus areas include: youth ages 14-15, foster care youth, youth involved in corrections, private-sector employment, green-industry related employment/career exposure, health-care related employment/career exposure, construction related employment/career exposure. 32008 Special Youth Projects "Tree Trust ( green-industry related employment/career exposure & construction related employment/career exposure) "Construction Careers Coalition ( construction related employment/career exposure) "PACER Center ( ages 14-15 & youth involved in corrections) "Emerge StreetWerks ( ages 14-15,foster care youth, & youth involved in corrections) "Pillsbury United Communities and Minnesota Transitions School ( health-care related employment/career exposure, construction related employment/career exposure) "Jordan Area Community Council ( youth involved in corrections) "Asian Media Access ( ages 14-15) "Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board ( green-industry related employment/career exposure) "Youth Care ( ages 14-15 & green-industry related employment/career exposure) "PPL/Loring Nicollet Bethlehem ( youth involved in corrections) 16 Minneapolis Promise STEP-UP Youth Summer Jobs o95% of STEP-UP youth said their summer job was a valuable learning experience and 94% of supervisors felt that STEP-UP was a success at their workplace oplaced 1,195 youth in 2007, bringing the City 9s youth job total to 2,011 Achieve!Minneapolis Career and College Centers oOpen in all 7 Minneapolis high schools, the Lehmann Center, and contract alternative schools that are members of the Metropolitan Federation of Alternative Schools oOver 125,000 connections made since 2006 Power of You! ocreated an opportunity for 403 Minneapolis students to enroll in participating colleges since 2006 oThe University of Minnesota Founders Free Tuition Program : created opportunities for 320 Minneapolis public school students to enroll at the U of M since 2006 oPower of You students 9median family income was less than $30,000 and 75% were students of color If you go to school, if you work hard, if you develop a life plan and if you graduate, we will get you the counseling you need to plan your future, help you find a summer job and help you get the funding you need to go to college.<br><br> 3Mayor R.T.Rybak 17 STEP STEP - - UP & the University of UP & the University of Minnesota Minnesota Outcomes: Outcomes: " In 2007, 67 STEP-UP students employed by the U of M " They were one of the largest STEP-UP employers in 2007 " In 2006, 40 jobs " In 2005, 33 jobs " In 2004, 10 jobs " 32% of 2007 STEP-UP graduates enrolled at the University (50 of 158 seniors) 18 Demonstration Projects Continued Community Employment Connections "North Side Business Campaign Over 130 north side residents/clients were referred to various north Minneapolis companies Over 170 interviews were conducted at various north Minneapolis companies Over 40 residents/clients received fulltime employment, paying $8.00 or more, through one of the participating non-profits during this time period "Workforce Employment Plans 3Coloplast 3Fairview University Hospital 3Children 9s Hospital Construction Industry "Construction Skills -Minneapolis Urban League "Minneapolis Construction Task Force "Construction Careers Coalition Health Careers "Minnesota Job Skills Partnership -Low Income Worker Grants 3Central Services Technicians, Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aideand Community Health Workers "Health Force Minnesota "Project for Pride in Living Health Careers Matrix "Health Careers Program at Roosevelt High School Ex-Offenders "North Side Job Connection Youth Academic Enrichment "Attendance at Center for Learning Academic and Survival Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) for all STEP-UP for 14-15 year olds participants, with a summer 2008 focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) "Work Readiness Training for all STEP-UP participants 19 Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) is Minnesota 9s welfare-to- work program. The purpose of MFIP is to provide support for families to help them move from welfare to unsubsidized employment. In Minneapolis the program is a partnership between the State of Minnesota, Hennepin County and the Minneapolis Employment and Training Program.<br><br> 20 Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) "The City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County work in partnership to administer and oversee these welfare programs. "In 2007, over 15,000 Hennepin County participants were served through Diversionary Work Program* and MFIP. "Employment services include case management, barrier resolution and job search assistance.<br><br> *The Diversionary Work Program, or DWP, is a four-month pre-MFIP program that helps low-income Minnesota families find a job an d avoid going on MFIP. 21 Hennepin County MFIP by the numbers 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% African American / Black WhiteAsian American / Pacific Islander American Native AmericanHispanic / Latino or Other 2004 2005 2006 2007 2004-2007 percentage of residents receiving MFIP in Hennepin County by racial category *Source: Hennepin County TEAMS 22 MFIP cases in Minneapolis are concentrated in neighborhoods where METP service providers are located, this is consistent with the METP neighborhood-based service model. 23 Much like METP 9s efforts to close disparities gaps through the , Hennepin County and METP have targeted demonstration projects for MFIP recipients "NorthWay Family Project -Collaboration between METP, Hennepin County Human Services and Health Department, the Minneapolis Public Schools, and the Northway Community Trust "Health Choices -Operated by Resource Inc.<br><br> "Transportation and Child Care -Operated by Crisis Connection "Barrier of Criminal History -Operated by HIRED "Expanded Chemical Abuse/Mental Health Priority Area -Operated by EAC/Resource Inc. "Unpaid Work Experience Component -Operated by Tree Trust "MFIP Sanction Resolution Component -Operated by the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches "Tubman Family Alliance Family Violence Program -Operated by Tubman Family Alliance and Chrysalis "Referral of American Indian participants to the Mille Lacs Bank Urban TANF Project 24 Future Steps 1)Participate in a Joint City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County cRacial Disparities in Employment Steering Committee d; 2)Focus additional resources on pilot employment projects or demonstration projects to test a variety of strategies for improving service delivery to minority populations and connecting participants with existing culturally appropriate services; 3)Provide additional cultural sensitivity training for staff, managers, and employers; 4)Engage human resource professionals from the private sector to develop a strategy for reducing disparities between minority and white workforce participation rates; 5)Develop a joint City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County evaluation tool to measure progress on reducing workforce disparities. <br><br>