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ERIC Number: ED016125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 105
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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JOBS NOW, A PROJECT TO FIND EMPLOYMENT FOR 3,000 YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN, PROVIDE A UNIFIED APPROACH TO EMPLOYMENT OF THE DISADVANTAGED AND TO OPERATE A SEMINAR CENTER FOR PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN THE RECRUITING, TRAINING, AND EMPLOYMENT. STATUS REPORT, NUMBER 3.
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, IL.
THE GENERAL OBJECTIVE WAS TO HELP THE CLIENTS ATTAIN EMPLOYMENT READINESS. TWO-WEEK WORKSHOPS WERE HELD ON EACH OF THE FOLLOWING--TRANSPORTATION AND ORIENTATION TO THE CITY, GROOMING AND PERSONAL HYGIENE, MONEY MANAGEMENT, AND HUMAN RELATIONS TRAINING AND JOB ORIENTATION. DAILY LESSON PLANS WITH OBJECTIVES SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO THE WORLD OF WORK AND THE CLIENTS' PERSONAL MANAGEMENT WERE DEVELOPED FOR EACH WORKSHOP. TEACHERS CONCENTRATED ON CONCRETE EXPERIENCES EXPRESSED IN SIMPLE QUANTITATIVE LANGUAGE FREE OF ABSTRACTIONS. QUESTIONS AND ANSWER SESSIONS, ROLE PLAYING, PROBLEM SOLVING, DISCUSSIONS, AND FIELD TRIPS WERE THE INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS USED. CLIENT GROWTH WAS JUDGED ON THE BASIS OF TEACHER OBSERVATION AND THE CLIENT'S RESPONSE TO WORK EXPERIENCES. OF 1,218 CLIENTS ENROLLED, 831 COMPLETED ORIENTATION, AND 48 PERCENT OF THOSE WERE EITHER EMPLOYED OR ENROLLED IN OTHER PROGRAMS. CLIENTS WHO RETAINED JOBS WERE COMPARED TO THOSE WHO LOST THEM ON THE BASIS OF SEX, AGE, EDUCATION COMPLETED, I.Q., MARITAL STATUS, POLICE RECORD, WORK HISTORY, AND THE DEGREE OF HIGH SUPPORT (PERSONALIZED CONCERN FOR THE CLIENT) PRESENT IN THE JOB SITUATION. THERE WAS NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS OF CLIENTS EXCEPT ON THE FACTOR OF HIGH SUPPORT PRESENT IN THE JOB SITUATION. IT SEEMED TO CONTRIBUTE TO JOB RETENTION. A STUDY OF 10 PARTICIPATING COMPANIES PROVIDING HIGH SUPPORT AND 10 PROVIDING LITTLE OR NO HIGH SUPPORT SHOWED THAT THE FORMER RETAINED 82 PERCENT OF THE CLIENTS WHILE THE LATTER RETAINED ONLY 28 PERCENT OF THE CLIENTS EMPLOYED. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)