ERIC Number: ED189240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Summary Report of the Vice President's Task Force on Youth Employment.
Vice President's Task Force on Youth Employment, Washington, DC.
The Vice President's Task Force on Youth Unemployment conducted a policy review to determine the causes of youth unemployment, to study the Federal youth employment demonstration, and to determine policy options for addressing unemployment problems in the future. The review was conducted through analysis of current programs, interviews with young people, and conferences with national and community leaders. The seven key findings of the task force discussed in this summary are: (1) youth employment problems and opportunities are unevenly distributed; (2) many young people do not have adequate basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills necessary to get and hold decent jobs; (3) there is a shortage of opportunities for young people to establish employment resumes from which employers can determine eligibility for jobs; (4) Federal employment and training programs must be made simpler and more flexible to be effective; (5) young people need information about jobs and careers and support from community networks during the transition from school to work; (6) community based and voluntary organizations are well suited to working with groups of youth who have serious employment problems; and (7) a partnership of business, schools, unions, community organizations and government is needed to resolve the dilemma of youth unemployment. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vice President's Task Force on Youth Employment, Washington, DC.
Note: Sponsored by the Office of Youth Programs. Photographs may not reproduce well.