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Impacts of Two Job Search Assistance Programs

Martinson, Karin, Alicia Meckstroth, Eleanor Harvill, Correne Saunders, Daniel Litwok, and Steve Bates


July 21, 2019

A rigorous evaluation of two different approaches to job search assistance programs in Sacramento, Calif., found no difference in employment rates, earnings, or the receipt of public assistance during the six-month follow-up period. One program for cash assistance recipients required three weeks of group instruction on job search and job readiness skills, and the other required three days.