Research-To-Practice Brief

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.

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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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