Workers and Employers Benefit From Subsidized Jobs: New Research Findings
May 21, 2013
On Tuesday, May 21, from 2 pm - 3:15 pm EDT, CLASP and the National Transitional Jobs Network will host the next in our series of webinars on subsidized employment and transitional jobs. These webinars focus on strategies from across the country to connect workers to employment, highlighting ground-breaking research findings, sharing innovative partnerships and funding approaches, and learning from the field.
This webinar will feature Mark Elliott and Anne Roder of Mobility, discussing findings from their forthcoming report on worker and employer experiences with subsidized employment programs. In this study, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, Mobility examined the implementation of subsidized employment programs in five locations and conducted an employer survey, focus groups with participants, and reviewed wage and program participation data in order to uncover the benefits and challenges of participation for employers and workers. They found that both employers and workers benefited from these programs.
Stan McMorris, the Deputy Executive Director for the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, will comment on the findings and on his agency's experience in operating the Mississippi STEPS program, one of the programs featured in the report.