Panel Paper: Impacts of Training and Intensive Services Provided through the Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Madison A - Mezz Level (Marriott Wardman Park)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Dana Rotz, Kenneth Fortson, Paul Burkander, Peter Z. Schochet and Sheena McConnell, Mathematica Policy Research

We present impact estimates from a nationally representative, randomized controlled trial of intensive services and training funded through the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs. We randomly selected 28 Local Workforce Areas to facilitate generalizing the estimates to job seekers across the contiguous United States. Within those 28 Local Workforce Areas, we randomly assigned over 34,000 job seekers to one of three study groups. The first group could receive only core services; the second group could receive core and intensive services; and the final group could receive all services typically offered through the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs. We estimate impacts on service receipt, employment, and earnings based on a pair of surveys conducted 15 and 30 months after job seekers enrolled in the study.