The Job Training Alliance (JTA) is a network of greater Boston community-based workforce development organizations. JTA utilizes the combined power of member agencies to maximize and advocate for employment opportunities for low-income residents through sustained funding for workforce development.
"Job Training: Works, Pays, and Saves"
The JTA is proud to announce the release of a major new study - "Job Training: Works, Pays, and Saves" - on the economic impact of community-based job training programs.
The results indicate that JTA programs:
• Contribute to generating an estimated total of $10.8M in wage dollars paid annually to employed graduates;
• Contribute to an estimated five-fold increase in federal and state income taxes paid;
• Raise the average hourly wage of participants employed at intake by 65 percent;
• Contribute to an estimated 80 percent reduction in TANF benefits paid to participants;
• Achieve high rates (76 percent) of post-program employment for those completing the JTA program;
• Achieve a total of $1.9M in reduced public assistance plus new taxes paid.