Transitional Jobs (TJ) is a proven workforce solution to help states meet TANF requirements while providing hard-to-employ TANF parents with experiential, on-the-job development, to learn how to succeed in work .
Scattered Site – Participants work in for-profit, non-profit or government sites with 1-2 workers per site.
Work Crew – Crews of 5-7 people work on a project often within maintenance, janitorial, parks, and community renewal projects.
Social Enterprise – Participants work as an employee of the product or service revenue generating arm of an organization .
How TJ Works for Hard-to-Employ TANF Recipients Coordinates linkages to community supports (e.g. child care) Strengthens job placement with an employer reference Pays wages, Social Security, income taxes and makes eligible for EITC Builds confidence with success for paid work Reinforces soft skills to increase job retention Transitional Jobs
The NTJN exists to influence audiences to ensure that policies account for the hard-to-employ, that the public understands the need to invest in these services, that programs are able to effectively serve as many individuals as possible, and that best practices and technical assistance are widely shared and implemented throughout the network.