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Private Employers and Public Benefits

Geri Scott

Many low-income workers fail to take advantage of benefits for which they may be eligible, including tax credits, food stamps, medical insurance, and housing subsidies, among others. One strategy for improving access to and the use of these benefits is to provide them through employers. For Private Employers and Public Benefits, Workforce Innovations Networks—WINs—investigated the value of this strategy and conducted research on employers’ experiences with public benefit programs, including those aimed directly at increasing the hiring and retention of workers from low-income families.