From Welfare to Work focuses on the challenge of moving welfare recipients from welfare roles to working roles. It offers a detailed, in-depth analysis of how private corporations and industries can become effective partners with government in training and hiring welfare recipients for permanent positions. The core of the text offers a compelling success story using a case example of how Pennsylvania Blue Shield trained, hired, and retained several hundred welfare recipients on its work force. It proved to be an innovative training and employment program: the corporation benefited from the participants new skills and loyalty, and society benefited as welfare costs were cut. Moreover, Pennsylvania Blue Shield has increased its pool of workers while making a contribution to both its community and society, proving that, with appropriate assistance from the government, private industry can make a difference. Ideal for students of social policy and business ethics, From Welfare to Work presents a broad discussion of welfare reform, public policy, and corporate social responsibility. It offers a practical explanation of the specific steps needed to establish a welfare to work program, including corporate tax incentives, business and government collaborations, and the special needs of welfare recipients. Demonstrating that it is possible for corporate America to combine bottom-line goals with socially responsible goals, this text is essential reading for all corporate executives who combine concern for the well-being of their companies with a sense of social responsibility. It is also fundamental reading for all legislators on the federal and state levels, as it calls attention to the essential role of the public sector in making possible the involvement of the private sector.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||8.31(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.45(d)|
About the Author
Felice Davidson Perlmutter is a Professor of Social Administration at Temple University. She is the author of seven books and 70 articles on social administration, social policy, and nonprofit organizations. As a Fulbright Scholar, Perlmutter has extensive international experience as a teacher, consultant, and researcher.
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