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.
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.
This brief contains framing, analysis, and recommendations for the development of high-quality pre-apprenticeship programs. Guided by an equity focus, these strategies can help to bolster the outcomes for individuals and communities that have been traditionally left out of apprenticeships.
This brief is informed by the literature on subsidized employment and makes recommendations on how programs can be targeted at improving the long-term employability of adults and youth with severe barriers to employment.
Transitional Jobs is an employment strategy that seeks to overcome employment barriers and transition people with labor market barriers into work using wage-paid, short-term employment that combines real work, skill development and supportive services.