There has been a work requirement for single adults wanting food stamps, since Bill Clinton. Republicans have moved the age requirement from 50 yrs old, to 59 yrs old. There is a waiver that can be applied for, by State, if there is a disaster that makes the job market unavailable. I heard something about rural areas getting these waivers, while inner cities are not.
There used to be funds and caseworkers to help adults find and keep a job. That meant if the person had a job, they were helped with automotive repairs so that they could work, or childcare was paid for. But this assistance was a one shot deal. After a year the childcare ended, and so did the jobs. Childcare for small children, for a week, is more than a 40 hr job at minimum wage.
The Job Training aspect sounds good, but is not. Where are the new jobs that people could be trained for? And how many employers will hire a 59 yr old? The Training turned out to be How to write a resume., How to work a computer.
A fact is that there are many adults who are not capable of holding a job, if they could get hired. These are adults who are used to be Special Ed students when they were in school. Or they are mentally ill, with no diagnosis to exempt them from the work requirement. These are the people who need to eat too.