States have a new opportunity to use federal funding through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Employment and Training Program to offer paid work-based learning activities to workers and jobseekers who have been overlooked for far too long and often face compounded economic marginalization.
A federal investment in subsidized employment—is the only workforce intervention proven to put large numbers of unemployed people to work rapidly and put income in the pockets of those who need it most.
The public health and economic crises of the past year have exacerbated existing economic inequities. The pandemic has devastated Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color; workers in jobs paying low wages; youth and young adults; women and women of color; and people impacted by…
As federal policymakers develop legislation under the American Jobs Plan, they must build a subsidized jobs program grounded in equity so it can fully support workers, employers, and families who confront the steepest barriers to employment and economic opportunity.
CLASP joined Heartland Alliance, the National Youth Employment Coalition and nearly 100 national and local organizations calling on Congress to include an equity-centered national subsidized employment program as a part of the forthcoming recovery package as recommended by President Biden in his American Jobs Plan.