ERIC Number: ED039329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Private Industry and the Disadvantaged Worker.
Shelly (E.F.) and Co., New York, NY.
Although publicized figures indicate that private industry has hired over 100,000 "hard-core" nationally, this study identified less than 10,000 persons who were receiving special training. Data on the successes, failures and problems of training programs were obtained by questionnaire from 224 companies with a total work force of over 8.7 million, and field interviews were conducted with 64 of the 224 companies. The study was limited to large companies employing over 10,000 workers and to 15 large urban areas. Small, rural employers and employers in the South were not surveyed. Industry programs for low-skilled minority group members, especially Negroes, include recruitment, screening, training, company staff training, and upgrading. Findings and accompanying recommendations are classified according to factors affecting the level of corporate commitment and a survey of program components. (CH)
Descriptors: Black Employment, Disadvantaged, Employment Services, Industry, Job Training, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, Recruitment, Semiskilled Workers, Skill Development, Underemployment
E.F. Shelley and Company, 415 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10012 ($4.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Urban Coalition, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Shelly (E.F.) and Co., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Urban Coalition