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ERIC Number: ED016807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 28
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NEW DIRECTIONS IN MANPOWER PROGRAMS, A REPRINT FROM THE 1967 MANPOWER REPORT.
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
THE NEW DIRECTIONS WERE THE OUTGROWTH OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDING RISING EMPLOYMENT, EMERGING LABOR SHORTAGES, AND CONTINUED HARD CORE UNEMPLOYMENT. A DISTINGUISHING FEATURE OF 1966 WAS THE EXTENT TO WHICH IDEAS WERE BROUGHT FROM THE PLANNING OR TESTING STAGE TO INNOVATIVE ACTION BY MANY AGENCIES OF THE GOVERNMENT. THE OVERRIDING CONCERN IN THESE ACTIONS WAS TO DEAL MORE EFFECTIVELY AND FUNDAMENTALLY WITH THE PROBLEMS OF THE DISADVANTAGED, BUT IMPORTANT STEPS WERE ALSO TAKEN TO HELP MEET SKILL SHORTAGE PROBLEMS AND TO COORDINATE MANPOWER PROGRAMS WITH OTHER RELATED STATE AND LOCAL PROGRAMS. MANY BUSINESSES AND INDUSTRIES RECRUITED, EMPLOYED, AND TRAINED DISADVANTAGED WORKERS AND COOPERATED IN EFFORTS TO MEET HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION, AND OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS. MANY NATIONAL LABOR UNIONS STIMULATED UPGRADING TRAINING TO IMPROVE SKILLS AND OPEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR LARGE MEMBERS OF THE DISADVANTAGED IN ENTRY OCCUPATIONS. SPECIFIC SUBJECTS DISCUSSED ARE (1) REACHING AND SERVING THE DISADVANTAGED THROUGH THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, MULTISERVICE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS, AND REFOCUSED MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING ACT (MDTA) PROGRAMS, (2) IMPROVING EMPLOYABILITY THROUGH MDTA TRAINING, NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS PROJECTS, PROGRAMS FOR WELFARE CLIENTS, AND STATEWIDE PROJECTS, (3) INITIATING NEW FORMS OF JOB DEVELOPMENT THROUGH INDUSTRY COOPERATION, YOUTH OPPORTUNITY CAMPAIGNS, AND WORK-TRAINING PROGRAMS, (4) INITIATING INNOVATIONS IN OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING, (5) MEETING THE PROBLEMS OF SPECIAL GROUPS, SUCH AS OLDER WORKERS, AMERICAN INDIANS, MEXICAN-AMERICANS, TEXAS MIGRATORY WORKERS, DISADVANTAGED SERVICEMEN AND REJECTEES, AND PRISON INMATES, AND (6) IMPLEMENTING NEW ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES, SUCH AS USE OF COORDINATING TEAMS, JOINT FUNDING, AND NATIONAL-STATE PLANNING. THE REPORT WAS AN ACCOUNT OF PROGRAM BEGINNINGS RATHER THAN ACCOMPLISHMENTS. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM "1967 MANPOWER REPORT" AND IS AVAILABLE FROM THE MANPOWER ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF MANPOWER POLICY, EVALUATION, AND RESEARCH, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, 14TH STREET AND CONSTITUTION AVENUE, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20210. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
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