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Focused Management Solutions, (FMS) was acquired by Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG). With the new addition, PCG gains new and innovative approaches and programs to help prepare and place workers in emerging-economy positions through both entrepreneurship training and “intrapreneurship” initiatives that train corporate and institutional employees for new opportunities in areas with income growth.
About Public Consulting Group
Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector management consulting and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,000 professionals in more than 50 offices around the US, in Canada and in Europe. PCG’s Human Services practice helps state, county, and municipal human services agencies to achieve their performance goals in order to better serve populations in need. PCG’s Human Services’ seasoned professionals offer proven solutions to help agencies design programs, services, and systems; increase program revenue; cut costs; and improve regulatory compliance with state and federal regulations. To learn more, visit http://www.publicconsultinggroup.com/human-services.
Many project that to grow significantly by 2025. The workspace itself is evolving with new workspace technologies, greater business outsourcing and more flexibility. Workers, now more than ever, need new training, tech tools, financial and business literacy to help them succeed in the new 21st Century labor market.
*McKinsey Global Institute, INDEPENDENT WORK: CHOICE, NECESSITY, AND THE GIG ECONOMY, October 2016, page 4; MGI survey found 27% of total working age population in U.S. are alternative work arrangements.
From a recent study on the nature of work “all of the net employment growth in the U.S. economy from 2005 to 2015 appears to have occurred in alternative work arrangements”**
Alternative work arrangements are defined as temporary help agency workers, on-call workers, contract workers, and independent contractors or freelancers.
**Katz, L. F., & Krueger, A. B. (2016, April 25). In The Rise and Nature of Alternative Work Arrangements in the United States, 1995-2015. Page 7
Entrepreneurship training programs are now proven to improve employment rates and increase wages, also teaching supporting alternative work arrangements and portfolios of income.
Two of the programs designed by FMS returned 10 to 1 and 14 to 1 annually respectively for the next 20 years, according to a recent economic impact report. These programs funded by (one time) $17 million in grants have resulted in a total of $108 million in annual economic return over these two decades. Federal, state and local taxes earned/returned each year from these programs more than paid for the entire 5 year grants that funded these programs.
FMS teaches workers about individual portfolios of income, including employment and self-employment. Mobile peer-to-peer marketplace technologies reduce business friction, and allow workers to pay and be paid online in real-time. But they must also promote and provide lifelong learning and worker centric design, transparency and decision making.
FMS designs and support community prosperity ecosystems through workforce development, entrepreneurship and startup growth, apprenticeships, paid internships, On-the-Job-Training, financial literacy, micro-enterprise, social network literacy, education, training, business development and business process outsourcing.
Using our people, processes and data-driven technologies, we help our public and private clients meet their missions to serve their customers, communities and individuals, furthering economic and workforce development.
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With focused service, respect, integrity, and ethics for the individual,
we are creating a world of unlimited opportunity for self-sufficiency and prosperity for all.
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