Fact Sheet Publicly Funded Jobs - Summary
Clifford M. Johnson, Amy Rynell, Melissa Young
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The need for direct public job creation efforts is greater today than at any time during the past seven decades. With a national unemployment rate that recently exceeded 10 percent, a new federal initiative that puts jobless individuals immediately to work must be a central element of any strategy for restoring economic growth and responding to pressing human needs in 2010 and beyond. Public service employment and transitional jobs programs offer tested and urgently needed models for combating the current recession and advancing longer-term workforce development goals.
Research Areas Social safety net
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) State programs, budgets Public service and subsidized employment programs
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population