EDGE recently partnered with the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Program Executives (CAADPE) to publish a new report, Identifying Barriers to Employment After Substance Use Disorder Treatment.
“It is estimated that by 2030, the number of college graduates will fall 1.1 million short of workforce demand. California has an unemployment rate of 4.6%, much higher than the national unemployment rate of 3.6%, and California’s weekly unemployment claims make up about 22% of the nation’s new claims — even though California supplies roughly 11% of the national workforce. And yet, many Californians with histories of substance use disorders (SUD) cannot access good jobs to fill this workforce gap.”
Read the full report here.