Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn, low-wage workers have seen an unprecedented loss of employment and a drastically changing work environment. Many employment opportunities for SNAP participants may never come back. How does a SNAP E&T program adapt to this new reality? We'll look at the latest information on unemployment and the labor market—who is struggling to find work and what barriers do they face—in order to understand what kinds of services and supports from E&T providers can help SNAP participants gain or regain employment. This information can be helpful in planning and designing E&T programs in the new reality.
- Ed Bolen, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Angela Rachidi, American Enterprise Institute