Performance Improvement 2005. Private Employers and TANF Recipients


Despite the TANF program’s emphasis on employment, the policies, practices and attitudes of the employers of TANF recipients have received limited attention. This report summarizes a study, conducted by Abt Associates, Inc. and the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, which synthesizes existing research regarding employers, workforce intermediaries, and TANF recipients. The study found that there is a wide range of employer and intermediary practices, which depend in large part on local labor market conditions. The report then considers a range of options for further study - including possibilities for a national survey of employers and workforce intermediaries - in order to improve understanding in this area.

PIC ID: 8049; Agency Sponsor: ASPE-OHSP, Office of Human Services Policy; Federal Contact: Tambornino, John, 202-401-6639; Performer: Abt Associates Inc., Cambridge, MA

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