Vice President for Family Income Support Policy
I have written several recent posts about the importance of extending the TANF Emergency Fund, a part of last year’s federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that states and localities are using to help place 240,000 individuals in subsidized jobs in the private and public sectors. I won’t repeat those arguments today. Instead, I’ll share with you what people who are working because of the fund say about it.
These individuals quoted below work at the Internet Archives (a San Francisco non-profit that’s working to digitize one million books that will be available for free to school children across America), which has hired over 100 employees through San Francisco’s subsidized jobs program, Jobs Now!.:
You can read more quotes and stories here. Jobs Now! has placed about 4,000 individuals in subsidized jobs, far exceeding its original target of 1,000 placements. All except a few hundred subsidies will end on September 30th if the fund is not extended.