Using the Transitional Jobs Strategy to Help Chronically Unemployed Veterans
Publication Date: September 2009
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: unemployment; veterans; transitional jobs
Coverage: United States
Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have substantially higher rates of unemployment than the general population, and many of their employment barriers are rooted in their military experience. A "transitional jobs" strategy has helped other groups of people with employment barriers connect to the workforce and maintain stable employment; if the core elements are in place, the strategy offers the same promise for veterans. While no dedicated funding stream is yet in place, a variety of sources could be tapped to support transitional jobs for veterans.