Once clients find employment, measures can be taken to help them enhance their earnings and skills to help prevent recidivism through the doors of social services. Work retention entails a host of strategies designed to advance individuals in their current jobs toward self-sufficiency. It includes on-the-job coaching, work incentives, a system of wage progressions, skill development activities, and connection to outside supports. Programs have implemented new and effective approaches to increasing work retention, with some focusing on special populations, such as ex-offenders, youth, and recent immigrants, in order to support families through meaningful employment opportunities.
This section features programs that fall within this broad definition of work retention, organized as follows:
- Riverside GAIN Program
- Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)
- Mentoring Program, Family Pathfinders of Tarrant County
- Project Match