Subsidized employment is a proven strategy for creating more equitable and accessible pathways to stable employment for all—especially people facing serious barriers to employment. Subsidized employment programs can increase incomes and employment, reduce involvement with the criminal justice system, improve the psychological well-being of participants and their families, and reduce long-term poverty. This resource, published jointly with the Heartland Alliance, illustrates the wide reach and versatility of subsidized employment programs by highlighting the broad range of occupations available to program participants.

Occupational Sectors in Subsidized Employment Programs:

  • Information Technology
  • Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality
  • Retails/Sales
  • Manufacturing
  • Horticulture
  • Food Service
  • Education
  • Warehousing/Logistics
  • Child Care
  • Health Care