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The National Transitional Jobs Network is a national coalition that advances employment solutions for chronically unemployed Americans, including Transitional Jobs that combine wage-paid work, job skills training, and supportive services to help individuals facing barriers to employment succeed in the workforce. NTJN supports the work of Transitional Jobs programs through research and evaluation, education and training, and policy advocacy. The NTJN’s coalition is made up of city, state, and federal policy makers; community workforce organizations; and anti-poverty nonprofit service providers and advocacy organizations.

About Transitional Jobs

Transitional Jobs combine wage-paid work, job skills training, and supportive services to help individuals facing barriers to employment succeed in the workforce. Transitional Jobs program participants earn a paycheck, learn skills, may become eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, and receive intensive mentoring and support. Transitional Jobs have also been referred to as public service jobs, community service jobs, and publicly funded employment.

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Looking to connect with a TJ program? Email us at ntjn@heartlandalliance.org

NTJN Related Projects

Department of Labor: Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration Project (ETJD) »

Related Best Practice & Field Building Tools

Transitional Jobs Toolkit »
Employer Engagement Toolkit »
Advancing the Field of Transitional Jobs »

Related Policy Issues & Resources

Ensuring our Workforce System Works for All »
Ensuring Everyone Has a Second Chance »
Transitional Jobs Under WIOA: Better Serving Chronically Unemployed Job Seekers »

Thought and Research Leadership on Transitional Jobs and Subsidized Employment

Publicly Funded Jobs: An Essential Strategy for Reducing Poverty and Economic Distress Throughout the Business Cycle »
Big Ideas for Jobs: Innovative City and State Funding Approaches to Supporting Subsidized Employment and Transitional Jobs » 
Ensuring Employment Opportunities for All During America’s Economic Crisis & Beyond: Extend the TANF Emergency Fund »
Michigan Earn and Learn: An Impact, Outcome, and Implementation Evaluation of a Transitional Job and Training Program »
Chicago Neighborhood Job Start: A Transitional Jobs Response to the Great Recession » 
Put Illinois to Work Evaluation: An Early Look »  
Publicly Funded Jobs: An Essential Strategy for Reducing Poverty and Economic Distress Throughout the Business Cycle »