ERIC Number: ED411457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Blueprint for Business. Reaching a New Work Force.
Hogan, Lyn A.; Erden, James Van; Mower, Eleanor; Patel, Apurva; Mitchell, Steve
This guide is designed to help U.S. businesses successfully hire and retain individuals moving from welfare to work. Section 1 discusses the different circumstances created by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 and how those changes affect business. Section 2 reviews bottom-line benefits realized by companies participating in welfare-to-work programs. Section 3 discusses how businesses can take advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, the new welfare law's wage subsidy program, and indirect incentives for business that help them retain employees. Section 4 debunks the common misperceptions associated with the welfare population, illustrating that they are a diverse population with work experience and the drive to become permanently employed. Section 5 discusses the first steps a business should take when deciding whether to begin hiring public assistance recipients. It provides a step-by-step process to conduct a situational analysis and build a strategic plan leading to success. Section 6 illustrates how businesses can successfully tap into the growing market of intermediary organizations that act as brokers between companies and the public sector to provide businesses with work-ready individuals. It lists successful intermediaries and contact information. Section 7 presents examples of welfare-to-work programs started by small, medium, and large companies. The appendix provides website addresses to access additional welfare-to-work information and resource listings and a glossary. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Economically Disadvantaged, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Employment Programs, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Incentives, Personnel Management, Personnel Needs, Personnel Selection, School Business Relationship, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
National Alliance of Business, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act