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Getting Americans Back to Work
Although the latest U.S. jobs report showed an increase in employment, more than 7.5 million Americans remain out of work and still more are struggling to make ends meet. Policymakers need to know about effective strategies for helping these people.
The federally funded Adult and Dislocated Workers Program aim to assist job seekers by providing a range of employment-focused services to about 6.5 million Americans each year. An ongoing evaluation of these programs sheds light on what is working to help Americans get back to work and provide key insights for policymakers. An interim report released last November provides early findings from the first five quarters (15 months, after enrollment in the study.
Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration commissioned Mathematica to conduct a national random assignment evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker programs' effectiveness.
The Workforce Investment Act Accountability System: The Role of Performance Measures in Service Delivery
This brief describes key features of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) accountability system and the role of performance measures in the 28 areas studied as part of the WIA Gold Standard Evaluation.