Research Report 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. 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.
Research Areas Social safety net
Tags Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs