Providing Public Workforce Services to Job Seekers: 30-month Impact Findings on the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs
Initiated in 2008, this final report from the WIA [Workforce Investment Act of 1998] Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation, provides findings on participant outcomes 30-months after random assignment under the evaluation.
The evaluation began in 2008 and used a random assignment design to examine the impact of higher-tiered services provided by the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs in WIA, as implemented by 28 randomly selected local workforce investment areas (LWIAs) operating nationwide. The overall evaluation produced several prior reports. Such reports provided information regarding: the characteristics of veterans and how they are served through American Job Centers (AJC); findings from implementing the evaluation; an interim impact report; and 11 briefing papers describing the services offered by the programs, the contexts in which the programs operate, and the service delivery features which might have bearing on customer outcomes.
The report describes the impact of different services provided under WIA core and intensive; and core, intensive and training. Researchers followed more than 34,000 study participants after random assignment collecting outcome data through follow-up surveys at 15 and 30 months and the National Directory of New Hires (an administrative database containing information on earnings and employment) at 36 months after random assignment.
Of note, WIA was superseded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in 2014.
- Report #01 - Evaluating National Ongoing Programs: Implementing the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation
- Report #02 - Providing Services to Veterans through the Public Workforce System: Descriptive Findings from the WIA Gold Standard Evaluation
- Report #03 - Providing Public Workforce Services to Job Seekers: Implementation Findings on the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs
- Report #04 - Providing Public Workforce Services to Job Seekers: 15-month Impact Findings on the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs
- Issue Brief #01 - Costs of Services Provided by the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs
- Issue Brief #02 - Enhanced Intake for All American Job Center Customers-A Functionally - Aligned Model
- Issue Brief #03 - Governing the Public Workforce System - The Structure and Priorities of Local Workforce Investment Boards
- Issue Brief #04 - How Do Local Workforce Investment Areas Spend Their Formula Funds
- Issue Brief #05 - Managing Funding Challenges in the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs - Mitigating Strategies and Effects on Services
- Issue Brief #06 - Meeting the Needs of Businesses through the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs
- Issue Brief #07 - Moving Toward Integrated Job Seeker Services - Collaboration Among American Job Center Programs
- Issue Brief #08 - Organizing American Job Centers into Networks for the Delivery of Public Workforce Services
- Issue Brief #09 - Sector Strategies - Aligning the Skills of the Workforce with the Needs of Employers
- Issue Brief #10 - Serving the Regional Economy - Collaboration Among Local Workforce Investment Boards
- Issue Brief #11 - The Workforce Investment Act Accountability System - The Role of Performance Measures in Service Delivery