ERIC Number: ED025679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Toward Greater Industry and Government Involvement in Manpower Development. Staff Paper.
Burt, Samuel M.; Striner, Herbert E.
In recent years there has been a significant increase in the efforts of private industry to employ and train the hard-core unemployed youth and adults of this nation. The time has come, however, for a change in the continuing pattern of employers engaging in experimental and demonstration projects, each learning anew what others have learned about hiring, training, promoting, and providing compensatory and remedial services for the hard-core unemployed. Assistance and guidance must be provided to employers by government agencies whose staffs have acquired knowledge and competence in this field. Government agencies must begin to view themselves as major employers and to "practice what they preach" to nongovernment employers in terms of seeking out and providing meaningful job opportunities to the unemployed. A recent ruling by the Civil Service Commission and the Department of Labor allows Manpower Development and Training Act and other federal manpower monies to be used for reimbursing government agencies for hiring and training disadvantaged individuals. Beyond these remedial efforts of government and industry, there must be a massive joint undertaking to eliminate those conditions in the country's elementary, secondary, vocational, and higher education schools which permit an individual to be disadvantaged when he enters the labor market. (ET)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act