Fixing to Change: A Best Practices Assessment of One-Stop Job Centers Working With Welfare Recipients. Chapter 5: Links to Other Policy Initiatives

Welfare-to-work activities are just one of the policy initiatives around which One-Stop systems are organized. Other initiatives based in the U.S. Department of Labor are also driving the move toward One-Stop systems. These include the move to Unemployment Insurance (UI) call centers for processing all UI claims and the school-to-work transition initiative. The connections between One-Stop systems and community colleges are also important in the national move to boost access to these educational opportunities via tuition subsidies. And finally, the status and availability of economic assistance for working families - for child care, food, health, and housing - may prove to be an important factor in determining the efficacy of One-Stop systems in helping these families become self-sufficient.