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The Role of SCSEP in Workforce Training for Low-Income Older Workers

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a $400 million federal workforce investment program projected to serve over 67,000 low-income unemployed older adults in program year (PY) 2017. This is the only federally funded program to target older individuals who want to enter or reenter the workforce. The fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget eliminates all funding for SCSEP. This white paper examines the evidence on the value of SCSEP and discusses the potential effects of cutting it.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69982

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2017 National Employment & Disability Survey Supervisor Perspectives

This survey explored the workplace experiences of supervisors, who are uniquely positioned to assess the processes and practices used by American employers to recruit and hire employees with and without disabilities. Results show that supervisors are striving to recruit, hire, train, and retain people with disabilities in their organizations. The survey identifies effective processes and practices that employers use to employ people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69880

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Building the Caring Economy: Workforce Investments to Expand Access to Affordable, High-Quality Early and Long-Term Care

This report proposes jobs for caregivers that would help alleviate two national concerns for caregivers: the need for quality employment and the need to still act as caregivers. It discusses ways to promote the well-being of older adults, individuals with disabilities, children, and their families by laying the framework for opportunities to improve the quality and increase the quality of caregiving employment to create jobs that meet family caregiving needs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69511

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Gaps in the Evidence on Employment and Training for Low-Income Adults

Mathematica Policy Research released an issue brief, published by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, that examines different employment strategies for low-income individuals. The Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review (ESER) was used to evaluate employment and training interviews for this population.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69079

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Final Rules

On Friday, August 19, 2016, the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor published the final rules implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in the Federal Register. WIOA legislation is designed to strengthen and improve the public workforce system and help Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, move into high-quality jobs and careers as well as help employers hire and retain skilled workers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68348

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Summary of the Final Rules Implementing Titles I and IV of WIOA, from a Disability Perspective

The National Center on Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities (LEAD) published two policy briefs to provide a summary description from a disability perspective on the Final Rules implementing Title I (Workforce Development Systems) and Title IV (State Vocational Rehabilitation) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). These policy briefs highlight important requirements and activities that will impact individuals with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68168

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