Friday, July 8, 2011

Department of Public Welfare Reverses Decision to Eliminate PA WORKWEAR Program

Shawl lapelFrom our friends at The Career Wardrobe; Cross-posted from the PathWays PA Policy Blog.

Prior to the creation of PA WORKWEAR, over $15 million was spent throughout Pennsylvania ($5 million in Philadelphia) on cash assistance for women on welfare to purchase employment and training clothing... The PA WORKWEAR program saves taxpayers over $12 million annually and $36 million over the past 3 years.

Earlier this spring, the Department of Public Welfare slated the successful PA WORKWEAR program for elimination. The Career Wardrobe applauds the administration for ultimately understanding the merits of the program and choosing to keep this critical support program for women transitioning to employment.