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strong workforce enables businesses to succeed. PIE Center research into workforce development includes focuses on undocumented immigration, corporate volunteering and effective communications. Click on the project names below to read short summaries, download final reports, useful graphics and more.

US CapitolPublic opinions of undocumented immigration (2014)

Faculty: Alexa Lamm
Graduate students: Courtney Owens

Immigration, particularly undocumented immigration, is a key issue facing Florida and its agricultural and natural resources sectors. PIE Center researchers surveyed residents’ attitudes, opinions and knowledge.

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Labor projects

  • Public opinions of undocumented immigration (2014)

    Faculty: Alexa Lamm Graduate students: Courtney Owens Immigration, particularly undocumented immigration, is a key issue facing Florida and its agricultural and natural resources sectors. PIE Center researchers surveyed residents' attitudes, opinions and knowledge.

    Final report Executive summary  Video  Webinar

  • Public opinions of undocumented immigration (2013)

    Faculty: Alexa Lamm Graduate students: Courtney Owens Immigration, particularly undocumented immigration, is a key issue facing Florida and its agricultural and natural resources sectors. PIE Center researchers surveyed residents' attitudes, opinions and knowledge.

    Final report Executive summary  Webinar

  • Corporate volunteering partnerships

    Funded by: Florida 4-H PIE Center researchers conducted focus groups with employees of Lockheed Martin to determine their perceptions of corporate volunteering and their willingness to volunteer at 4-H.
  • Understanding legislative aides' communication preferences

    Funded by: UF/IFAS PIE Center researchers developed and tested a questionnaire that was later distributed by email to 251 legislative aides in the Florida Senate and House of Representatives. By determining their perceptions, IFAS could develop research-based marketing strategies to effectively communicate information about IFAS contributions to the state. By properly communicating with legislative aides, IFAS’ policy agenda could be disseminated in an even more effective manner to state representatives.

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