Employer Engagement: Lessons for Employment Programs from the COVID-19 Pandemic

This Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation brief describes the experiences of six employment programs participating in the Next Generation of Enhanced Employment Strategies (NextGen) Project. The brief presents key takeaways from their efforts to maintain and develop new connections with employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Four of the programs serve people with mental illness; one serves TANF participants with disabilities or who care for dependents with disabilities; and one serves young adults with disabilities who are transitioning from school to work. The brief offers lessons for other employment programs about promising strategies for working with employers that might endure beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
October, 2021
Date: 
October 2021
Source: 
Partner Resources
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
  • Education and Training
  • Supportive Services
    • Health/Behavioral Health Referrals and Supports
  • Special Populations
    • Disabled Individuals
    • Youth in Transition
  • TANF Program Administration
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