Adapting Work Readiness Training for People in Recovery

Adapting Work Readiness Training for People in Recovery

Strategy Spotlight
Published: Oct 29, 2021
Publisher: Mathematica
Associated Project

How the Workforce System Can Address Challenges Presented by the Opioid Crisis

Time frame: 2018–2021

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Labor


The workforce system offers work readiness training through nearly 2,400 American Job Centers nationwide. However, people in recovery can face unique barriers to employment not covered in traditional work readiness curricula. This strategy spotlight focuses on an innovative effort, funded through a National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Demonstration Grant to Address the Opioid Crisis to the state of New Hampshire, to adapt work readiness training for people in recovery.

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