Brief Job Prospects for Welfare Recipients
Employers Speak Out
Marsha Regenstein, Jack A. Meyer, Jennifer Dickemper Hicks
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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. Among the findings in the brief is that many employers are willing to hire people leaving public assistance if they present an array of characteristics that companies value highly.
Research Areas Social safety net
Tags Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs