ERIC Number: ED472425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Welfare-to-Work: Helping Low-Income Workers Maintain Their Jobs and Advance in the Workforce. Paper #1: Demand-Led Retention.
Freeman, Jennifer; Taylor, Judith Combes
This document is the first in a series of two reports on demand-led strategies to support welfare-to-work clients. The authors believe employment retention programs that demonstrate they can meet the needs of employers for effective employees follow a demand-led approach, which has the potential to expand the opportunities available to welfare recipients and others working toward economic self-sufficiency. Strategies for implementing demand-led retention approaches by local and regional program providers, such as cultivating relationships with employers in order to assess their employee needs, are the focus of the first half of the report. The second half, in the form of three appendices, presents principles of demand-led programs, guidelines for assessing barriers to employment, and case studies of welfare-to-work programs focused on employment outcomes. The document contains seven website resources and 31 references. (AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Agency Cooperation, Basic Skills, Employer Attitudes, Employment Experience, Employment Level, Employment Programs, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Government (Administrative Body), Interpersonal Competence, Interviews, Job Placement, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Labor Turnover, Low Income, Low Income Groups, Problem Solving, Research Reports, Shared Resources and Services, Staff Development, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services, Workplace Literacy
For full text: http://www.jff.org/jff/PDFDocuments/BeyondWTWReten.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.