Job Prospects for Welfare Recipients

Research Report

Job Prospects for Welfare Recipients

Employers Speak Out

Abstract

A national telephone survey of 500 employers found that employers most frequently say they are looking for an entry-level worker who is reliable and has a positive attitude rather than a worker with specific skills. Close to 70 percent of employers rate welfare recipients positively in terms of attitude and reliability indicating that the lack of experience and education of many welfare recipients may not be as big a barrier to entry-level work as previously thought.

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