Stimulus money to TANF programs between 2009 and 2010 created 260,000 subsidized jobs in 39 states and DC. This initiative also received strong support from employers, workers, and state and local officials from across the political spectrum. This report provides evidence of the effectiveness of subsidized employment programs in helping the unemployed re-enter the labor market while stimulating job growth and addressing employers’ workforce needs. Here are the main findings:
- Subsidized employment programs can have a significant positive impact on low-income job seekers’ employment and earnings.
- Most employers created jobs that would not have existed otherwise
- The long-term unemployed experienced particularly large employment and earnings gains
- Programs also benefited participants with significant barriers to employment
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Summary of Findings
Stimulating Opportunity: An Evaluation of ARRA-Funded Subsidized Employment Programs, Full Report