Workforce Development

Returns from Investments in Workforce Services: Texas Statewide Estimates for Participants, Taxpayers and Society

Returns from Investments in Workforce Services: Texas Statewide Estimates for Participants, Taxpayers and Society

Authors(s):
Christopher T. King, Ying Tang, Tara Carter Smith and Daniel G. Schroeder, with assistance from Burt S. Barnow
Date:
August 2008
Publication Type:
Report

 

Texas Non-Custodial Parent Choices: Program Impact Analysis

Texas Non-Custodial Parent Choices: Program Impact Analysis

Researcher(s):Daniel Schroeder and Stephanie Chiarello
Date:
August 2008
Publication T
ype: Full Report (PDF)
Abstract: In 2005, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), Texas Workforce Commission, and child support courts initiated a five-site child support compliance and employment pilot project linking IV-D courts, OAG child support, and local workforce development boards. The project, called NCP Choices, provides employment services linked to enhanced child support monitoring to low-income non-custodial parents (NCPs) who have fallen behind on their child support payments. The pilot was expanded to an additional five sites with the service equivalent of 12 sites in 2007.

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Manufacturing Skills Initiative

Manufacturing Skills Initiative

Author(s):
Robert W. Glover, Suzanne Hershey
Date:
December 2007
Publication Type:
Report

 

Rapid Employment Model Evaluation: Initial Findings

Rapid Employment Model Evaluation: Initial Findings

Author(s): Tara Carter Smith, Christopher T. King
Date:
December 2007
Publication Type:
Report

Abstract: Travis County and WorkSource staff designed and implemented the Rapid Employment Model (REM) starting in January 2006 to help jobseekers find suitable work more quickly through a structured effort supplementing their longer-term skill development offerings. The REM project seeks to demonstrate that work readiness and short-term occupational skills training, when combined with active job placement assistance, can lead to successful employment outcomes for jobseekers who might otherwise struggle in the labor market, including disadvantaged, indigent County residents, particularly those receiving Food Stamps or cash welfare benefits and individuals who have been released from incarceration. REM is a joint effort of the County, WorkSource and area workforce service providers.

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Local Investments in Workforce Development: Initial Evaluation Findings

Local Investments in Workforce Development: Initial Evaluation Findings

Author(s): Tara Carter Smith, Christopher T. King, Daniel G. Schroeder
Date:
December 2007
Publication Type:
Report

Abstract: The City of Austin contracted with the Ray Marshall Center to conduct an evaluation of the effects of the City's recent investments in workforce development services. The outcomes evaluation documents the results of workforce services participation, including the number of clients served, the number completing training and related services, the number placed in employment, wages earned, and other outputs/outcomes, largely through linked administrative data. It also seeks to validate outcomes data that is currently self-reported by individual service providers to WorkSource and the City of Austin.

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