Transitional Jobs (TJ) programs are employment strategies that help people overcome employment barriers and transition into work through subsidized, wage-paid, short-term employment that combines work experience, skill development, and supportive services. These programs have had dedicated funding from the U.S. Department of Labor in the past, but Congress eliminated federal funding for TJ in spring 2011.
For more information on the Transitional Jobs model, consider the following sources:
- Transitional Jobs One-Page Program Overview
- Illinois Works for the Future – Transitional Jobs Overview
The National Transitional Jobs Network (NTJN) is an organization dedicated to research, training, and advocacy to support the Transitional Jobs model. The NTJN website provides a wealth of information and resources that can further TJ program development, technical assistance initiatives, advocacy efforts and more.