Using the Transitional Jobs Strategy to Help Chronically Unemployed Veterans

Publication Date: September 2009

Publisher: Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy; Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Author(s): Kalia Coleman; John Bouman

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Keywords: unemployment; veterans; transitional jobs

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have substantially higher rates of unemployment than the general population, and many of their employment barriers are rooted in their military experience. A "transitional jobs" strategy has helped other groups of people with employment barriers connect to the workforce and maintain stable employment; if the core elements are in place, the strategy offers the same promise for veterans. While no dedicated funding stream is yet in place, a variety of sources could be tapped to support transitional jobs for veterans.