Unemployment & Underemployment

Employment barriers take many forms: lack of adequate jobs, a criminal record, illness, and inconsistent employment history. Moreover, the daily reality of homelessness is itself a barrier, as people living without reliable access to laundry, showers, space for adequate sleep, and requisite technology face difficulty submitting applications and completing successful interviews. This is to say nothing of the mental demands of housing insecurity, which make it more difficult to function successfully in the workplace.

It is important to note that in every region, many people experiencing homelessness work, both within the formal economy and the informal one. 

In their own words: Ronald | New Orleans, USA


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