ERIC Number: ED445207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Job Retention and Career Advancement for Welfare Recipients.
Issue Notes, v2 n13 Sep 1998
This document examines strategies for promoting job retention and career advancement for recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The document begins by considering the problems faced by less-skilled TANF recipients in finding, retaining, and advancing in jobs. Section 2 examines the following policy issues: (1) the aims of retention and advancement strategies; (2) the issue of whether retention and advancement strategies are separable; (3) recipients who should be targeted for services; (4) situations where services should be offered; (5) ways services should be delivered; and (6) program options (providing traditional support services; providing a broader range of services for the hard-to-place; using extended case management; mentoring; providing employer support; expanding access to good jobs; creating good jobs by filling niches; transforming job cyclers into strategic job movers; creating employer consortia; combining literacy, other basic education, and continued skills training with work; using public service employment and community work experience programs). Section 3 reviews the findings of research about ways of expanding employment for welfare recipients. Section 4 profiles 21 innovative programs in the following categories: supporting new workers; supporting employers; and finding market niches and targeting high-wage jobs. The bibliography lists 10 resource contacts and 44 publications. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Articulation (Education), Career Counseling, Career Development, Community Programs, Consortia, Cooperative Planning, Counseling Services, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Services, Guidelines, Job Development, Job Training, Labor Turnover, Literacy Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Promotion (Occupational), Public Service, School Business Relationship, Services, Social Science Research, Social Support Groups, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Work Experience Programs, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.welfareinfo.org/issueretention.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Welfare Information Network, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families