Print Email Facebook Twitter The effectiveness of the JOBS program among the long-term unemployed: A randomized experiment in the Netherlands Title The effectiveness of the JOBS program among the long-term unemployed: A randomized experiment in the Netherlands Author Brenninkmeijer, V. Blonk, R.W.B. Publication year 2012 Abstract Given the adverse effects of long-term unemployment, it is of major concern that evidence-based interventions are available for the long-term unemployed. Therefore, we examined the effectiveness of the JOBS program, a group training for the unemployed [Caplan, R. D., Vinokur, A. D., Price, R. H. and Van Ryn, M. (1989). Journal of Applied Psychology, 74, 759769], among long-term unemployed individuals. In a randomly controlled trial, JOBS was compared with a control condition and a voucher intervention, in which individuals were given the opportunity to spend a certain budget on services that could help them reintegrate. After 6 months JOBS participants had more often found a job and were more satisfied with the intervention. After 12 months effects were still visible, but less pronounced. © 2011 The Author. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. Subject Healthy LivingWE - Work & EmploymentThemalijnHealthy for LifeWorkplaceHealthy LivingIntervention studySelf-efficacyUnemploymentVocational guidance To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:65ef1967-cecf-4538-89a5-a8ee8e424ccd DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dar033 TNO identifier 460441 ISSN 0957-4824 Source Health Promotion International, 27 (2), 220-229 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.