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Beyond Work First: How to Help Hard-to-Employ Individuals Get Jobs and Succeed in the Workforce
May 25, 2001
Despite a strong economy and the efforts of welfare-to-work and workforce development programs, many families have not yet made a successful transition from welfare to work, and others who have not been on welfare are having difficulties finding work. For some of these families, a host of complex problems play a part, including substance abuse, domestic violence, and physical, mental, and learning disabilities. This "how-to" guide presents promising practices for identifying and assisting these hard-to-employ people by distilling information and lessons from relevant research and the experiences of rehabilitation, clinical treatment, and welfare-to-work providers.