CHICAGO, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by National Transitional Jobs Network:
What: The 2012 National Transitional Jobs Network (NTJN) Conference Restoring the Promise of Work: Subsidized Employment and Transitional Jobs will feature organizations from across the nation who operate subsidized employment and transitional jobs programs for our nation's hardest to employ jobseekers. The event is drawing experts from across the country and representation from several federal agencies and international programs.
Lauded by the White House, the US Department of Labor, and the US Department of Human Services these programs have received national attention and are currently operating in over 35 states to connect disadvantaged job seekers to work.
Who Will Be There?
- Nonprofits, cities, states, and other groups wanting to connect job seekers to employment, those operating transitional jobs and subsidized employment programs, advocates and experts.
- Representatives from the US Department of Labor
- Representatives from the US Department of Human Services
- Representative from US Interagency Council on Homelessness
- Policymakers from the U.S. and Abroad
- Registration is open to all those interested.
Where: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD
When: April 12-13. For more information on the schedule, visit: http://www.heartlandalliance.org/ntjn/2012-ntjn-conference.html
Why: A disproportionate number of people with barriers to employment - including those with little or no work history or skills, those living in unstable housing, those with criminal records, individuals with low literacy and many others - continue to face alarming rates of unemployment far surpassing national averages. This event will focus on solutions to getting people back to work while investing in communities and supporting employer interests.
SOURCE National Transitional Jobs Network