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Employment that pays a livable wage and provides appropriate benefits and security is the long-term aim of self-sufficiency programs. Information in the Employment section of the SSRC includes a focus on job development, occupational training, career pathway approaches, sectoral employment focuses, transitional jobs, and subsidized employment designed to attach low-income workers to the labor force. Materials related to meeting the TANF Work Participation rate are cross-listed in Employment and TANF Policy.

View recommendations from the SSRC Librarian on Employment and relevant Federal laws and regulations below.