Building the Workforce: The Implementation of a Statewide Transitional Jobs Program

This Policy Memo documents the experience of New York State counties in administering a $25 million Statewide Transitional Jobs Program funded by recovery act dollars. Forty-nine counties created nearly 3,000 paid positions for welfare recipients. Although some of the counties faced challenges with implementation, the positive impacts of the program were clear and the vast majority of counties wanted to continue implementing the program should funding permit.