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Post-Employment and Job-Retention Report: Identifying Best Practices to Increasing Participation Rates Through Pre- and Post-Employment Services.

Khoury, Aron.

For the past 13 years Lifetrack Resources has contracted with Ramsey, and more recently (2001) Hennepin County, to provide employment services to approximately 1,400 welfare recipients per year. Lifetrack's welfare-to-work program, called Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), operates with over 30 staff and a budget of approximately $1,700,000 per year. The purpose of this report is to evaluate Lifetrack's current welfare-to-work program and identify best practices that maybe used to increase the participation rate. Avoiding a comprehensive evaluation, this study focuses on the impact of follow-up and job retention services on the participation rate of program participants. This is part of an emerging welfare-to-work strategy that goes one step beyond traditional services focused on helping applicants get a job to an increasing focus on how one keeps a job.

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Conducted on behalf of Lifetrack Resources. Supported by the Communiversity program at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
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