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.
Policy & Practice Articles:
Missouri's Story: Practical Steps Toward WIOA/TANF Alignment - February 2017
TANF at 20: Time for Rational Changes - February 2017
View all of the articles in the Policy & Practice - Special CEEWB Series!
Policy Brief: TANF at 20: Time for Rational Changes - November 2016
Trump Vowed to Protect the Safety Net. What if His Appointees Disagree? – New York Times, 02/23/17
No, Robots Aren’t Killing the American Dream – New York Times, 02/20/17
Medicaid Keeps Adults Healthy and Employed – The Topeka Capital-Journal, 02/12/17
Food Research & Action Center and Feeding America, March 5-7, 2017, Washington, DC
Workforce Data Quality Campaign, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
American Enterprise Institute, Friday, March 17, 2017, 9:00-10:30 AM Eastern, Washington DC and Live Stream
The Aspen Institute, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 12:00-1:30 PM Eastern, Washington, DC
National Association of Workforce Boards, March 25-28, 2017, Washington, DC
APHSA in Partnership with the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, April 30-May 3, Baltimore, MD
National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, May 22-24, 2017, New Orleans, LA
National Association for Welfare Research & Statistics, July 30-August 2, 2017, Pittsburg, PA
Congressional Research Service, February 2017
National Conference of State Legislatures, January 2017
Webinar Recording and Materials—Serving Low-Income Adults with State Financial Aid
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and Education Commission of the States (ECS), January 2017