Two thirds of the former MG Rover workforce have found new jobs since the Birmingham car maker collapsed last year.
The Government-appointed Task Force said in its final report 100 people a week gained employment since April, mostly full-time.
A total of 4,000 of the 6,000 once at Longbridge are in work. Forty per cent stayed in manufacturing, while 19 per cent moved into real estate and property. The study showed the next most popular areas were wholesale, retail and repair (9.8 per cent) and transport, storage and communication (9.1 per cent).
While 23.1 per cent earned higher salaries than before the crash, nearly two thirds (63.1 per cent) earned less.
The Government announced a £2 million package to continue helping former Rover workers find employment in a scheme to run until March 2008.
Trade and Industry Secretary Alan Johnson said: "It is good news 4,000 ex-Rover employees are back in work, but there is still a lot to do. Our aim is through Jobcentre Plus, the Learning and Skills Council and Advantage West Midlands the remainder will also be back in work."
The initiative targets 1,850 former operatives still unemployed and will provide support in tackling obstacles such as help with job searches, childcare, CV and interviews.
It will begin next month and will be rolled out to those needing help. To address longer-term issues, the Task Force has agreed to allocate £3 million for a vocational training centre for 14 to 19-year-olds in Longbridge, where the car factory was based. Birmingham and Bromsgrove councils said they would prepare plans to redevelop vacant parts of Longbridge to see even more people employed on the site than when Rover closed.
The ongoing programme will be coordinated by a Task Force Executive Sub-Group, chaired by Nick Paul.
The membership will include executive agencies, with a small number of non-executive Task Force members.
Mr Paul said: "This is good news for those who have found jobs. But it still leaves 1,850 people out of work, including those on training courses, who may be finding barriers to getting a job.
"Although the Task Force has come to an end, my message is we are not forgetting them. The work goes on to help those who need it."
Mr Paul said studies were taking place to discover where former workers found new employment, but said many had high quality jobs.
"I know 750 people have gone into manufacturing and a lot have started their own businesses. We are also aware people have gone into aerospace while others have gone into higher education."
Mr Paul added he would not recommend any of the remaining workers pin hopes on jobs should Rover's new owner Nanjing Automobile restart production in Birmingham.
He said: "I do not know what is going on, and there has been a lot of speculation over the last 12 months that it is on and then it is off. That is not to say it won't happen, but it won't happen in the time scale needed to help people now."