Out of Work? States Offer Help in Your Job Search

April 23, 2014

“For some, (job-search assistance) works. For others, it requires going back and getting occupational skills” they
don’t have, said Bryan Wilson, state policy director for the National Skills Coalition, a workforce policy group that
advocates for more retraining of U.S. workers.

The upfront cost of job training is higher than job-search assistance, Wilson acknowledged, but “if one looks at the
return of what comes back in landing jobs and getting higher pay, job training pays for itself with the tax revenues
and the new jobs generated."