Globalization and the North American Free Trade Agreement: Implications for Employment and Training Policy

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Paper seeks to expose the features of the general approach to employment and training in the U.S. and briefly discuss implications of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for rural areas.

The general information presented is intended to be instructive and helpful to rural experts in assessing the impact of globalization and NAFTA. Policy recommendations include school-to-work transition programs alongside re-employment strategies for displaced workers in order to provide an income base through which to pursue new careers and significant retooling.

Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group