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Pathways Back to Work Fact Sheet July 2013

Pathways Back to Work Fact Sheet July 2013

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Pathways Back to Work Fact Sheet July 2013
Pathways Back to Work Fact Sheet July 2013

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TheHouseofRepresentativesandtheSenateintroducedthePathwaysBacktoWorkAct(H.R.2770;S.B.1383)modeledonprovisionsinthePresident’sFY2014budgetrequest.Thebillwouldcreateworkandeducationalopportunitiesforlong-termunemployedworkersandlow-incomeadultsandyouth.TheprovisionsofthePathwaysBacktoWorkActinclude:
 
$8billionfor
subsidizedemploymentandsupportiveservicesforlow-incomeadultsandthosewhoarelong-termunemployed
.GovernorswouldhavetheoptionofadministeringtheprogramthroughTemporaryAssistanceforNeedyFamilies(TANF)agenciesorlocalworkforceboardsundertheWorkforceInvestmentActoracombinationofthetwo.
 
$2.5billionfor
summerandyear-roundemploymentopportunitiesyouthages16-24,whoareneitheremployednorinschool
.Thebillwouldencouragelocalworkforceboardstocreateemploymentopportunitiesinemergingorin-demandoccupationsandtoprovideyear-roundyouthparticipantswitheducationandtrainingleadingtoindustry-recognizedcredentials.
 
$2billionin
competitivegrantsforarangeofworkandlearningopportunitiesthathelplow-incomeadultsandyouthobtaineducationandtrainingleadingtojobsandcredentials.
Localgranteeswouldapplyforandreceivefundingtocarryout:
 
On-the-jobtrainingandregisteredapprenticeships;
 
Sector-basedtrainingprogramsthatmeettheneedsofgroupsofemployers
 
Strategiesthatleadtoindustry-recognizedcredentialsingrowingfields;
 
Directworkexperiencealongwithsupportiveservices;or
 
Adultbasiceducationservicesorintegratededucationandtrainingmodelsthatallowstudentstoacquirebasicskillsandpostsecondarycredentials.
CongresshasanopportunitytosupportajobcreationagendathatdirectlygetsmoreAmericansbacktoworkandimprovesthelivesofgreaternumberofAmericansandtheirfamiliesthroughwork.
WeencourageCongresstosupportandpassthePathwaysBacktoWorkActandchartapathtowardasharedeconomicprosperityforalljobseekers.
PathwaysBacktoWorkAct:GettingMoreAmericansBacktoWorkThroughEmployment,Education&Training
July2013
 
MillionsofAmericansareUnemployed
 
Nearly
22million
Americansareunemployedandunderemployed.
 
Thelong-termunemployedaccountfor
36percent 
oftheunemployed.
 
Thejoblessrateremainselevatedatover
7percent.
MillionsofAmericansareChronicallyUnemployed
 
Over
700,000
individualsreturnfromprisoneachyear.
 
Anestimated
636,017
peoplearehomelessatanygivenpoint.
 
1in4
low-incomesinglemothers–about
1.5million
–arejoblessandnotreceivingbenefits.
 
1in5
blackworking-agemenhavenohighschooldegree.
 
Anestimated
30million
adultsintheU.S.canonlyreadatthe5
th
gradelevel.
 

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