ERIC Number: ED445209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Community Work Experience and Publicly Funded Jobs--Helping the Hard-To-Serve Meet Work Requirements.
Issue Notes, v3 n5 Jul 1999
This document explains how community work experience programs (CWEP) and publicly funded jobs (PFJ) can be used to help hard-to-serve welfare recipients meet the work requirements imposed by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The document begins with a brief overview of available options for helping hard-to-serve welfare recipients meet work requirements. Section 2 discusses the following policy and program issues: (1) the purpose of CWEP or PFJ for hard-to-serve clients; (2) identification of the most appropriate form of subsidized employment; (3) characteristics of hard-to-serve welfare recipients; (4) identification of eligible hard-to-serve recipients; (5) determining when to place hard-to-serve recipients in CWEP or PFJ; (6) types of jobs appropriate for CWEP/PFJ participants with multiple barriers to employment; (7) ways programs can avoid displacing current workers; (8) ways of ensuring that programs are productive partnerships for employers; (9) support services needed by CWEP/PFJ participants; and (10) components that should be integrated into CWEP/PFJ positions to help employees make the transition to more permanent employment. Section 3 reviews the findings of research on CWEP and PFJ programs. Section 4 profiles eight innovative CWEP programs. The bibliography lists 12 resource contacts and 22 publications. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Disabilities, Eligibility, Employment Problems, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Job Placement, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, Public Sector, Social Science Research, Unskilled Workers, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Work Experience Programs, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.welfareinfo.org/communityissuenote.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.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Woods Fund of Chicago, IL.; McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.; Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Welfare Information Network, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Earned Income Tax Credit; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families