ERIC Number: ED472426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Building a Nation That Works: Designing TANF for the Workplace.
Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.; Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Washington, DC. Center for Workforce Preparation.; National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, DC. Center for Workforce Success.
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) needs to focus more directly on what happens in the workplace and consider the needs of employers. Employers identify skill levels of both job applicants and employees as a major obstacle to employing and retaining TANF recipients and other entry-level workers as well as the cost of entry-level employee turnover. Pre-employment training for TANF recipients can develop basic employability skills, work-related literacy and math skills, and job-specific skills. By considering policies that address these improvements, policy makers can increase the benefits employers receive from TANF-funded workforce development. (Contains 11 endnotes.) (AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Agency Cooperation, Basic Skills, Business Cycles, Child Care, Cooperative Planning, Economic Change, Economic Factors, Eligibility, Employer Attitudes, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Turnover, Lifelong Learning, Low Income Groups, Machine Tool Operators, Mathematics Skills, Nonprofit Organizations, Organization Size (Groups), Poverty, Production Technicians, Program Design, Public Policy, Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Transportation, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services, Work Attitudes, Work Ethic, Work Experience, Workplace Literacy, Writing Difficulties, Writing Skills
For full text: http://www.jff.org/jff/PDFDocuments/WINsTANF.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.; Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Washington, DC. Center for Workforce Preparation.; National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, DC. Center for Workforce Success.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families