More Lessons Learned From 50 Years of Subsidized Employment Programs: An Updated Review of Models

Subsidized employment is a policy tool that provides subsidized job opportunities, on-the-job training, and wraparound support. It serves as an engine for economic opportunity, stronger labor markets, and healthier communities. Subsidized employment can mitigate structural barriers to work, such as racial discrimination in the labor market, and be adapted and scaled to meet specific worker, employer, and community needs. This Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality report reviews a half-century of evidence on subsidized employment’s power to increase employment and incomes, reduce poverty, and ensure a more inclusive economy for everyone.

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