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6th Annual National Transitional Jobs Conference. Strengthening Communities ... Jim Klasen, Transitional Jobs Program Consultant, Philadelphia, PA ...

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6th Annual National Transitional Jobs Conference

Strengthening Communities

Building the Workforce of the Future

Transitional Jobs Work

BREAKOUT SESSION:

What is Transitional Jobs?

An Employment Strategy for Multiple Populations

presenters
Presenters
  • Nancy Meeden, Legal Services Manager, Georgia Department of Labor, Atlanta, GA
  • Julie Kerksick, Executive Director, New Hope Project, Milwaukee, WS
  • Jim Klasen, Transitional Jobs Program Consultant, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jennifer Davis, Goodwill Industries International, Rockville, MD (facilitator)
what is transitional jobs tj
What is Transitional Jobs (TJ)?
  • Intensive workforce program model for individuals with significant employment barriers
  • Core elements:
    • Time-limited paid employment
      • non-profit, public, and private workplaces
      • $5.15 - $8 per hour
      • 20 - 35 hours per week
      • 3 - 12 months in duration
what is tj
What is TJ?
  • Core elements (continued):
    • Intensive case management
    • Education (ABE/GED/ESL) and training in soft and hard skills
    • Managed transitions to unsubsidized employment
who benefits from tj
Who Benefits from TJ?
  • Individuals who are unable to successfully obtain or retain employment due to multiple employment barriers
  • All population groups, including:
    • People with criminal records
    • Youth
    • People on welfare
    • Immigrants and refugees
    • Older workers
    • Homeless individuals
    • People with disabilities
why should you adopt tj
Why Should You Adopt TJ?
  • Expands your workforce development program options
  • Builds your capacity to meet the needs of everyone who comes to you for services
  • Improves the likelihood of success for the hardest to employ individuals (50-70% obtain unsubsidized employment)
  • Increases your ability to refer qualified candidates to your local employers
how are tj programs funded
How are TJ Programs Funded?
  • Dozens of programs in 30 states have developed funding resources
  • Private foundations
  • Local, State and Federal Agencies
    • Corrections
    • Human and social services
    • Labor
    • Housing
    • Community economic development
    • Refugee resettlement
for more information and technical assistance
For More Information and Technical Assistance

National Transitional Jobs Network

c/o Heartland Alliance

4411 N. Ravenswood, 2nd Floor

Chicago, IL  60640-5802

(773) 336-6086

[email protected]

www.transitionaljobs.net

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