Gainful Employment and Independence is one of four key outcome areas APHSA seeks to impact through a transformed human service system. Through aligned and person-centered programs, flexible funding, meaningful accountability, and strategic partnerships, we can provide the opportunities and supports that will help low-income individuals get a job, keep a job, and start down a sustainable career path.
For low-income people, having a job and staying in the workforce are critical to achieving economic mobility and greater wellbeing. However, many low-income people do not have equal access to opportunity, and face barriers to full participation in our nation’s economy. Human service agencies and their partners play a critical role in supporting access to opportunity, employment, self-sufficiency, and greater individual capacity for low-income individuals and families.
The APHSA Center for Employment & Economic Well-Being (CEEWB) was established to be a central source of information, resources, discussion and development relating to workforce engagement and gainful employment. The Center facilitates collaboration across stakeholders, and identifies and promotes practice models, funding structures, and policies that can best support and enable gainful employment and self-sufficiency for individuals and families.
New policy brief on SNAP:
Policy & Practice Articles:
View all of the articles in the Policy & Practice - Special CEEWB Series!
CEEWB's 2017 Hot Topics Webinar Series:
Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
WorkforceGPS, Thursday, July 20, 2017, 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern
Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
National Association for Welfare Research & Statistics, July 30-August 2, 2017, Pittsburg, PA
The Job-Driven Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center (JD-VRTAC) and the Vocational Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Demand-Side Strategies (Demand-Side RRTC), Wednesday, August 2-3, 2017, Bethesda, MD
Featured Resource!—Making the Cut When Applying for Jobs Online
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, June 2017
Companies are increasingly moving toward the use of web-based hiring practices. Unfortunately, job applicants with disabilities may encounter barriers to accessing and submitting online job applications. Recent research reveals that nearly half of job seekers with disabilities who applied for a job online found the experience to be difficult or impossible. This article provides winning strategies for job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those who support them with navigating the online application process.