Support acquisition of job-specific skills through education, certification programs, or on-the-job training, often with personal development resources and other supports
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
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Prohibit criminal history questions on job applications and postpone background checks
Provide basic skills (e.g., reading, math, writing, English language, or soft skills) and industry-specific training with other supports; often incorporated in career pathway programs
Provide occupation-specific training in high-growth industries and sectors, combining education and supportive services, usually with stackable credentials and work experience
Issue certificates of employability to individuals with criminal convictions who have met pre-specified standards of rehabilitation; also called certificates of relief, reentry, good conduct, rehabilitation, recovery, etc.
Implement programs that help individuals without a high school diploma or its equivalent achieve a General Education Development (GED) certificate
Provide employees with child care options at work; care may be provided free of charge, partially subsidized as part of an employee benefit package, or offered at market rates
Provide employees with paid time off for circumstances such as a recent birth or adoption, a parent or spouse with a serious medical condition, or a sick child
Require employers in an affected jurisdiction to provide paid time off for employees to use when ill or injured
Provide short-term employment opportunities for youth, especially those in low income families