The following resources outline the importance of identifying employment and training services and provides information for how to connect adults to these opportunities. Such services can assist parents and caregivers in building job skills and readiness, finding and maintaining employment, and achieving job stability. Resources include State and local examples.
American Job Center Finder
Career One Stop (2021)
Provides location-specific information about job training and employment opportunities.
Reentry Employment Opportunities
Discusses grant-funded projects designed to connect previously incarcerated adults with apprenticeships, trainings, and employment opportunities. The resource includes information on dozens of community partners that provide jobs to this community.
Registered Apprenticeship Program
U.S. Department of Labor
Provides structured, on-the-job training for individuals entering the workforce or changing industries into fields such as construction, manufacturing, health care, information technology, energy, telecommunications, and more.
System Transformation to Support Child and Family Well-Being: The Central Role of Economic and Concrete Supports (PDF - 6,250 KB)
Weiner, Anderson, & Thomas (2021)
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
Discusses how economic supports can stabilize families and mitigate the need for more intensive interventions. This resource also provides suggestions for how to incorporate these findings into casework practice and administration.
Work, Education and Income [Webinar]
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Describes barriers to employment and presents several methods for expanding job opportunities, including building partnerships with businesses, expanding access to postsecondary education, and utilizing public benefits.
State and local examples
New York State Department of Labor
Lists 96 job centers and the counties that they serve in the State of New York, as well as their hours of operation and parking accessibility.
Career Training and Resources
Career Source Tampa Bay
Explains practical tips for managing unemployment, identifying training opportunities, and applying to new jobs.
National Center for Women’s Equity in Apprenticeship and Employment
Chicago Women in Trades
Provides information, assessments, and strategies that can be used to connect women with registered apprenticeships in the city of Chicago.
Training & Education
Texas Workforce Commission (2021)
Offers resources to support adults accessing training providers, continued education opportunities, and specific vocational programs.
Training Resources for Job Seekers
State of California Employment Development Department (2021)
Provides information about training providers and benefits to support California residents in identifying and accessing important career opportunities.