Using in‐depth life history interviews, this paper examines how workingclass black workers get jobs. It also offers an analysis of the ways networks generate resource information which then passes through a series of connections that in form those connected about available jobs, the application process, what personal information is required to get the job, employer expectations, the application process, wage rates and who will make the hiring decision. Black city residents have repeatedly had to reorganize their strategies for economic survival simultaneously evaluating what sort of information is passing through their net works about available jobs and what is re quired to get the job.
Ussery, M. (2004), "“You have to work at work: the economic strategies of black workers in Philadelphia”", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 23 No. 3/4/5, pp. 107-123. https://doi.org/10.1108/02610150410787756Download as .RIS
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