Creating Economic Opportunity for Homeless Jobseekers: The Role of Employers and Community-Based Organizations

This brief from the Heartland Alliance highlights promising practices that employers and community-based organizations can use to connect homeless jobseekers to employment. The authors break down those practices into three broad areas: paving the way for employment success from the start, assessing the quality and fit of job opportunities for homeless jobseekers, and maintaining engagement. Specific practices include reducing potential barriers to employment success up front, hiring or partnering with a job developer, and providing jobseekers with ongoing work readiness and advancement support. Each section also includes examples of community-based organizations across the country who have successfully partnered with employers to provide opportunities for homeless jobseekers.
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April, 2017
April 2017
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Target Populations
Multiple Barriers
  • Employment
  • Special Populations
    • Homeless Families