Gainful Employment and Independence is one of four key outcome areas APHSA seeks to impact through a transformed human service system. Through aligned and person-centered programs, flexible funding, meaningful accountability, and strategic partnerships, we can provide the opportunities and supports that will help low-income individuals get a job, keep a job, and start down a sustainable career path.
For low-income people, having a job and staying in the workforce are critical to achieving economic mobility and greater wellbeing. However, many low-income people do not have equal access to opportunity, and face barriers to full participation in our nation’s economy. Human service agencies and their partners play a critical role in supporting access to opportunity, employment, self-sufficiency, and greater individual capacity for low-income individuals and families.
The APHSA Center for Employment & Economic Well-Being (CEEWB) was established to be a central source of information, resources, discussion and development relating to workforce engagement and gainful employment. The Center facilitates collaboration across stakeholders, and identifies and promotes practice models, funding structures, and policies that can best support and enable gainful employment and self-sufficiency for individuals and families.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for our upcoming webinar on August 24, 2017 – 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern – Evidence-Based Strategies for Serving Jobseekers and Workers with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions -- Human services and workforce development programs have a critical role to play in supporting work for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions. Fortunately, there are many evidence-based strategies for helping these clients prepare for, attain, and retain employment. This webinar will highlight three such strategies being implemented in Washington and North Carolina.
Policy & Practice Articles:
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CEEWB's 2017 Hot Topics Webinar Series:
APHSA’s Center for Employment and Economic Well-Being, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern
AASD and NASTA, September 10-13, 2017, Memphis, TN
Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN), Thursday, September 14, 2017, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern
Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology, 2017
The Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) has enhanced its suite of online resources on the technology-related aspects of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Among other provisions, WIOA requires American Job Centers (AJCs) and affiliated sites to use information and communications technologies (ICT) that are accessible to individuals with disabilities. PEAT's WIOA tools help AJCs understand their tech-related responsibilities under WIOA, along with the nuts and bolts of making their ICT accessible to customers. Newly added resources include a fact sheet on the tech-related implications of WIOA, a digital accessibility checklist for AJCs, and a ready-to-share presentation deck to train AJC staff on WIOA and accessible technology best practices.
Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, July 2017
Heartland Alliance, 2017
Workforce Strategies Initiative at the Aspen Institute, November 2016