Primary Employment and Training Strategies Used in the Interventions Reviewed by ESER

Published: November 28, 2016
Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment
Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review, 2013-2018 | Learn more about this project

Most employment and training interventions for low-income adults consist of a variety of services, strategies or approaches intended to improve employment and earnings. Many also include strategies to address other needs of the target population, such as housing. To enable quicker comparison across interventions, the Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review identified a primary strategy for each multi-strategy intervention the review examined.

Primary service strategies identified include:

  • Education
  • Training
  • Work-Readiness Activities
  • Subsidized Employment/Transitional Jobs
  • Employment Retention Services
  • Case Management
  • Financial Incentives or Sanctions
  • Supportive Services
  • Health Services

This guide describes the process for identifying a primary strategy, and lists a primary strategy for each intervention.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019