Dead End Jobs

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A 3 page essay that summarizes and reacts to a 1995 article by Katherine S. Newman, professor of anthropology at Columbia University. In this article, "Dead-end jobs, a way out," Newman proposes a means for not only helping low-wage inner-city fast food employees climb the socioeconomic ladder out of poverty, but her elegant and thoughtful concept is a win-win situation for employers, as it aids fast-foot management with the task of retaining employees and decreasing employee turnover, while also providing a screening service for potential employees that can allay the trepidation that urban employers often display in hiring employees with only low-wage background experience, particularly in regards to African Americans. No additional sources cited.