ERIC Number: ED445212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Employment Retention.
Issue Notes, v4 n9 Jul 2000
This document examines policy and program issues related to promoting employment retention among recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) who have moved from welfare into employment. The document begins with background information about the work requirements and time limits affecting TANF recipients. The second section discusses the following program and policy issues: (1) the importance of retention services in the context of welfare reform; (2) individuals who should be targeted for retention services; (3) strategies promoting steady employment (preemployment services, job placement that focuses on good jobs, support services, work supplements and work incentives, postemployment services); (4) when retention services are required; (5) how retention services should be delivered; (6) available funding for retention services; and (7) ways agencies can engage employers in retention services. The third section presents a brief overview of the findings of research on the effectiveness of various strategies for promoting employment retention among welfare recipients and low-wage workers. The document's final section describes successful strategies and programs that have been implemented in the following areas: Denver, Colorado; Florida; Massachusetts; Bergen County, New Jersey; Rhode Island; and New York City. The bibliography lists the 8 resource Web sites and 14 publications. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Career Counseling, Counseling Services, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Employment Patterns, Employment Services, Guidelines, Human Services, Innovation, Job Placement, Labor Turnover, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Social Science Research, Social Support Groups, Strategic Planning, Theory Practice Relationship, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.welfareinfo.org/issuenotepromotingemploymentretention.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.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Woods Fund of Chicago, IL.; McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.; Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Welfare Information Network, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families