% of participants employed after six months
Story Behind the Curve
Why is this measure important?
This measure is important to monitor the number of sustainable employment obtained through various customer-focused programs and services to better inform the effectiveness of the workforce system.
Analysis of Contributing and Restricting Factors
- Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE) database is developed for data capture
- Good procedures and sytems in place for documenting customer case notes.
- Experienced staff and strong partnerships
- Requires labor intensive follow-up strategies.
- Data results are dependent on employee self-reporting that may not be substantiated
- No system in place to acccurately capture employment placements of other entities beyond WSM
- CBO and non-profit partners providing employment barrier supports and security
- Training entities that close the skills gap
- Employers providing opportunities for a range of employment
Successful practices occur through strong and individualized case management systems. Each job seeker is assigned a career specialist or referred to the appropriate partner agency to provide the needed supports towards sustainable employment. Services must be comprehensive and consistent through job placement and follow-up to ensure sustainable employment.
- Continue to collect and follow-up with customers that have recieved direct services from WSM
- Convene partner entitites and encourage data share strategies for a more comprehensive understanding of job placement rates
- Continue to engage employers with opportunites at a sustainable wage to enhance long-term employment
- Convene and align training programs with the in-demand opportunties