The resource guide, Resources for Connecting TANF Recipients and Other Low-Income Families to Good Jobs, was published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to highlight key resources that TANF agencies should consider using in providing services to TANF recipients. The resources themselves are organized into four resource area appendices: (1) research studies, (2) technical assistance resources, (3) client assessments, and (4) data sets related to education and employment.
The authors identified three types of resources that TANF staff can use to help connect recipients with good jobs:
(1) career exploration and assessment tools to explore career opportunities that match clients’ skills, abilities, and interests;
(2) tools and information on career pathways and sector strategies to create new initiatives; and
(3) information on the local economy and job market (labor market information [LMI]) to identify growing jobs with self-sufficient wages.