Supporting self-employment as a reemployment strategy: impacts of a pilot program for dislocated workers after 18 months

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The Self-Employment Training (SET) pilot program was funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to test strategies for supporting dislocated workers interested in starting their own businesses. Unemployed and underemployed workers who proposed businesses in their fields of expertise were eligible to participate. SET participants received free access to 12 months of case management, customized training and technical assistance, and up to $1,000 in seed capital microgrant funds for business start-up costs. The program operated in four sites - Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Los...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Evaluation; Performance; Outcomes

Keywords: Employment outcomes; Employment creation; Unemployed; Self employment; Program evaluation; Pilot project; Grant; Displaced worker

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: DOLETA, 2018

Physical description: xvii, 57 p. (pilot impact final report) + [76] p. (appendices) + 5 p. (issue brief) + xv, 91 p. (implementation study final report) + [131] p. (appendices) + 15 p. (case management pilot brief) + 18 p. (participants pilot brief) + 13 p. (seed capital brief)

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 140.302

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