There is still more work to be done to support transitions to work and advancement for individuals with barriers to employment. High unemployment and poverty have disproportionately affected Americans with barriers to employment and many disadvantaged jobseekers reside in communities hit hardest by the economic and housing crisis. Many more Americans have been unemployed for long periods - eroding skills and confidence to find and keep employment again. Given the realities of our current labor market and the challenges that lay ahead, the mandate for this event is to advance the field of subsidized employment and transitional jobs programs in this decade. Through presentations, discussions, peer-learning opportunities and networking collectively we will Bolsterprograms, Expand the dialogue, and Nurture innovation.