Serving the Hardest to Serve

Mar 22, 2012, 16:00 ET from Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.

BALTIMORE, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Transitional Jobs Network (NTJN) is hosting its conference  2012 National Transitional Jobs Network Conference: Restoring the Promise of Work: Subsidized Employment and Transitional Jobs here in Baltimore on April 12-13, 2012 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.  Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake is proud to be a premier sponsor of this national event to help showcase an innovative way to provide employment for men and women seeking to enter the labor market -- and a way for employers to meet critical labor needs.  Graduates of Goodwill training programs and other such programs nationally have found transitional jobs to be an entry point to successful work and stability.  Please join us to learn more about how transitional jobs programs can benefit Baltimore employers and job seekers.  Registration has already begun--please visit the conference webpage to register and read below for more details about NTJN.

In 2000, the National Transitional Jobs Network (NTJN) formed in response to changes in federal welfare legislation to support effective employment solutions for people who have difficulty entering and succeeding in work. Today, the NTJN is the singular national clearinghouse for resources, tools, and expertise for building Transitional Jobs programs, and is the national voice for stakeholders working to help the hardest to employ get and keep jobs.

Subsidized employment and Transitional Jobs programs support access to employment, earned income and real work experience for those with employment barriers and positively benefit employers and communities. Given the realities of our current labor market and the challenges that lay ahead, the mandate for the Restoring the Promise of Work Conference is to advance the field of Subsidized Employment and Transitional Jobs. Through cutting-edge content, user-friendly resources, peer-learning opportunities and discussions, the goals of the Conference are to:

  • Bolster existing programs serving people with barriers to employment through adoption of best and promising practices;
  • Expand the dialogue about federal, state and local investment and support of Subsidized employment and Transitional Jobs programs; and
  • Nurture new research and innovation about how best to support labor market entry and advancement for hard to employ individuals.

Please spread the word about the conference, and I hope you can participate as we continue the dialogue about cutting edge employment strategies for those in need of work experience. 

Ursula Villar

SOURCE Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.