Costs of Mandatory Education and Training Programs for Teenage Parents on Welfare: Lessons from the Teenage Parent Demonstration. Job Placement


Demonstration participants sought employment at various stages of their involvement with Teen Progress and Project Advance.  Some older participants entered the labor market soon after they entered the demonstration program.  Others began their job search after a period in an education activity or in job training.  Some participants found summer employment, often through the JTPA summer youth employment program.

All three sites provided job search and job placement assistance.  Staff stationed at the demonstration offices -- in some instances demonstration staff and in others JTPA staff out-stationed at the demonstration site -- helped to identify appropriate job openings and set up interviews, and arranged job fairs with local employers at the demonstration offices.