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; also called occupationally contextualized basic education programs
Provide occupation-specific training for low-skilled individuals in high-growth industries, with education and supports, usually with stackable credentials and work experience opportunities
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 industry-focused education and job training based on the needs of regional employers within specific sectors
Provide short-term employment opportunities for youth, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds
Establish time-limited, subsidized, paid job opportunities to provide a bridge to unsubsidized employment
Provide participating high school students with professional opportunities that combine academic and on-the-job training or mentorship