Monthly Archives: September 2000

What is Community Jobs?

Community Jobs

Fact Sheet | Erin Burchfield | September 27, 2000

Community Jobs is the first and largest program in the nation to provide welfare recipients with paychecks for their work in the public and private nonprofit sectors. A component of WorkFirst, Washington state’s welfare reform program, Community Jobs (CJ) incorporates training, intensive support services, and

Community Jobs Program Timeline

Community Jobs

Fact Sheet | September 27, 2000

Program Timeline August 1997 WorkFirst begins, replacing former welfare system. WorkFirst caseload stands at 90,000. September 1997 The former Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (now the Office of Trade and Economic Development) and the Economic Opportunity Institute begin development of 

Community Jobs Fact Sheet

Community Jobs

Fact Sheet | September 27, 2000

Community Jobs is the first and largest program in the nation to provide welfare recipients with paychecks for their work in the public and private nonprofit sectors. A component of the state’s WorkFirst welfare reform program, Community Jobs incorporates training, intensive support services, and paid work th

Community Jobs: A Ladder Out of Welfare

Community Jobs

Issue Brief | September 26, 2000

In a time of unprecedented prosperity the ranks of the “working poor” are expanding. In Washington State 23% of families earn less than $35,000, the bare minimum needed to support one adult with two children.  Families must work more hours and multiple jobs to catch up  because there aren’t enough of the kind

Community Jobs Outcomes Assessment and Evaluation

Community Jobs

Report | Erin Burchfield, Annette Case, Paul Sommers | September 1, 2000

The new era of welfare reform emphasizing the movement from welfare to work began in 1996 with the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA). The PRWORA abolished entitlements to public assistance, created Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), and gave pr

Social Security Privatization in Chile: A Case for Caution

A Fair Deal at Work Retirement Security Social Security

Report | Steve Idemoto | September 1, 2000

Proponents of Social Security privatization often trumpet the Chilean “success story.” Right wing economists (and the finance industry-funded think tanks that sponsor them) spin fabulous yarns about the way the free market transformed Chile’s pension system. In doing so, however, they leave out crucial parts

Pension Privatization in Britain: A Boon to the Finance Industry, a Boondoggle to Workers

A Fair Deal at Work

Issue Brief | September 1, 2000

Proponents of Social Security privatization often claim that their motive is to help workers. Armed with sunny sales pitches and multi-million dollar marketing budgets, privatizers claim that individual accounts would give workers “better returns,” “freedom of choice,” and “improved efficiency.” Interestingly

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