ADVANCES IN WORKFORCE POLICY: INSIGHTS FROM THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT TRAINING GRANTS
AUGUST 4, 2014

In response to difficult economic conditions during the 2007-2009 recession, the U.S. Department of Labor funded 152 grantees across the country to train nearly 200,000 Americans in emerging and growing sectors such as health care and green jobs. Advances in Workforce Policy: Insights from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Training Grants examines the 50 top-tier ARRA grantees. Against the backdrop of the 2007–2009 recession, some grantees had difficulty achieving their goals, but many found ways to adapt to the changing economic environment and meet their targets for placing newly trained individuals in jobs.

 

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