Jeanne Bellotti has extensive expertise in designing and conducting evaluations of programs to help disadvantaged populations prepare for, find, and retain employment. Her work includes leadership roles on large-scale implementation, outcomes, cost, and net-impact studies of employment and training programs for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
Bellotti currently directs three projects for DOL. The first project, the Reentry Employment Opportunities Evaluation, examines the implementation and impact of DOL’s reentry portfolio of grants aimed at helping to support those with justice involvement in successful reentry to society. The Evaluation of the America’s Promise Job Driven Training Grants, the second project, includes both impact and implementation studies of regional partnership efforts aimed at training workers for high- and middle-skilled career pathways. And the third, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Compliance Officer Training Evaluation, explores the outcomes of training efforts aimed at improving the accuracy and consistency of compliance and compliant investigations. She also recently directed evaluations of Youth CareerConnect, Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release, and Jobs Innovation and Accelerator Challenge Grants.
In addition to her own research, Bellotti is the director of Mathematica’s work related to labor and employment, a role in which she provides oversight and support to the large number of projects and proposals that Mathematica carries out for the U.S. Department of Labor, state workforce agencies, and local workforce boards and service providers. Bellotti routinely presents findings from her studies at DOL and other venues, including the annual research conference for the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management. In 2010, she briefed staff of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on findings from the Summer Youth Employment Program. She holds an M.S. in public policy from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.