The Connection Between SNAP and Work
On January 28, 2016 from 2:00-3:30pm EST the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) hosted The Connection Between SNAP and Work Webinar. During this free Webinar, attendees learned not only about the role of Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program's (SNAP) in promoting economic security and job development opportunities for low-income households, but also the ways in which the SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) program supports these efforts. Speakers from the United States Department of Agriculture, Seattle Jobs Initiative, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the University of Baltimore outlined the key factors that impact participants' work propensity, job tenure, and earnings, and described their experiences implementing, supporting, and evaluating programs that connect SNAP participants to employment. Mr. Ed Bolen, Ms. Marcie Foster, Ms. Susan O’Callaghan and Dr. Ting Zhang co-presented on the subject. Mr. Patrick Heiman moderated the discussion.