Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How Effective are Job Search Assistance Strategies for Low-Income and Disadvantaged Workers?


This project addressed the lack of research related to the effectiveness of job search methods and the components of job search assistance (JSA) programs. A review of the literature was undertaken which provided information on current federal JSA programs and existing literature related to JSA, with a focus on JSA for low-income and disadvantaged workers and heads of households.

Researchers reviewed the nature of the job market in which individual job search occurs, existing JSA programs, theoretical perspectives on job search and JSA programs, and evidence on the effectiveness of individual job search strategies and federal JSA programs.

Report Title: Job Search Assistance Programs: A Review of the Literature
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Erica Zielewski, 202-401-5995
Performer: Abt Associates
Record ID: 9980 (January 22, 2013)

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