ERIC Number: ED032404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Relocation of the Hard Core Unemployed.
Nichols, Jack L.; Abrams, Harvey A.
The purpose of the Minneapolis Rehabilitation Center project (July 1966 to June 1967) was to prepare a sample of 80 unemployed residents of small communities in northern Minnesota to live and work in the metropolitan Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Heads of households were provided intensive, comprehensive evaluation and treatment services to deal with their social, vocational, and psychological problems. In addition, they were provided services to facilitate their integration into the new community: tours of urban industries, help in approaches to finding work in a large city, help in finding housing, etc. At the conclusion of the services, they were assisted to secure suitable employment. After demonstrating job stability, clients were provided financial assistance to move their families to the urban area. Of the 80 clients, 46 relocated and, 2 months after relocating, only one had returned to the supply area community. It was concluded that relocation can be a viable tool with populations of the kind studied, provided financial assistance for relocation can be coupled with extensive services that simultaneously deal with the characteristic complex of interrelated life problems. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Fund of Minneapolis, Minn.; Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Rehabilitation Center, Inc., Minn.
Identifiers: Minnesota (Twin Cities)