National Experimental Evaluation of Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs: Study Highlights
Key highlights from the national experimental evaluation of the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs include:
- Job seekers offered individualized staff assistance through the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs earned about $7,100 (or 20 percent) more over the 30 months after they were found eligible for the services.
- Taxpayers also benefitted because the increased taxes paid on the higher earnings offset the cost of the intensive services.
- The evidence on training was inconclusive but suggests it was not effective.
- Many of the changes made by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) added flexibility for local areas to continue offering services in ways they were already heading.
Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation
U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration