ERIC Number: ED035763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Training and Placement of Older Workers: An Evaluation of Four Community Projects.
Somers, Gerald G.; And Others
The major objective of this study was to examine the experience of four projects in Baltimore, Boston, Milwaukee, and Buncombe County, North Carolina in counseling and placing in jobs older hard-core unemployed workers. Originally the programs were designed to train the hard-core unemployed over 50 years of age. Generally the emphasis was changed from on-the-job training to counseling, job development and placement, and from selecting the most disadvantaged to selecting the least disadvantaged in the over-50 age group. There was little evidence that the program provided significant economic gains in employment or income, even though the participants expressed the opinion that they were pleased with the various programs. (BC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.; National Council on the Aging, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center for Studies in Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers: Maryland (Baltimore); Massachusetts (Boston); North Carolina; North Carolina (Buncombe County); Wisconsin (Milwaukee)