not be working
. Transitional Jobs programs keep individuals employed and earning apaycheck to meet their basic needs even in very weak labor markets.
Transitional Jobs programs can increase federal and state revenues.
A program that placedover 27,000 individuals in TJ over a six month period generated nearly $13.6 million
infederal income, Medicare, and Social Security taxes and over $2.7 million
in state incometax
Transitional Jobs programs can reduce recidivism
. Transitional Jobs programs contribute tolowering recidivism and re-arrest and decrease reliance on public benefits. In a recent study,Transitional Jobs programs contributed to decreasing recidivism up to 50 percent on severalmeasures, such as rearrest and reincarceration for a new crime
Transitional Jobs programs can contribute to the success of children.
These programspositively impact the lives of children as evidenced by better long-term educationaloutcomes
. These programs support parental engagement by noncustodial parents and theearned income generated through these programs positively benefits children and families.
Transitional Jobs programs can positively contribute to the economic health of communities.
The wages paid to workers are immediately spent in local communities byindividuals who must provide for their basic needs. This in turn increases local demand forgoods and services. For a Transitional Jobs program in select Chicago neighborhoods thatplaced over 1,500 people in transitional jobs over four months, demand for goods andservices increased by over $5 million because of the Transitional Jobs program
Transitional Jobs programs positively contribute to the economic health of employers
.Transitional Jobs programs have shown to positively benefit private participating employersby lowering the cost of hiring new employees, increasing business productivity, financialwell-being, and customer satisfaction
Transitional Jobs programs can contribute to the receipt of employment-based tax credits,Unemployment Insurance, and Social Security.
Because wage-paid, real work is at the coreof the Transitional Jobs strategy, workers earn quarters toward wage-based tax incentivessuch as the Earned Income Tax Credit proven to lift individuals and families out of poverty.In addition, Transitional Jobs workers pay into social insurance programs and becomeeligible to receive Unemployment Insurance and Social Security.
Transitional Jobs programs can promote pro-social behavior and orient job seekers around work.
There is evidence that Transitional Jobs help workers make positive changes in theirchoices and behavior, as demonstrated by reductions in recidivism among TJ participantswho have recently been released from incarceration