ERIC Number: ED193426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Private Sector Involvement Project. Phase 1. Needs Assessment. Final Report.
Carlson, Anne; And Others
More than half of 250 employers surveyed in Washington had little or no knowledge of government employment-incentive programs; among those who did know of the programs there was a somewhat positive base of opinion, but there were many strong and vocal critics. The survey was the needs assessment phase of the Private Sector Involvement Project, a Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) funded program to increase the number of private sector jobs available to unemployed persons. The survey also showed that employers want job developers (government placement personnel) who contact them to be better trained, to cooperate among themselves, and to use better written information. Collateral data from the public placement agencies disclosed that job developers want more understanding of private industry, and training in communication techniques, job development, and labor market analysis, and more communication with employers. Additional survey findings were that many job applicants sent to employers were unqualified, and that more small than large businesses found the agency services unsatisfactory or nonexistent. Appendixes include the survey instrument, a list of personal interviews, preview of phases II and III of the project, employer comments, and summaries of surveys by the National Alliance of Business and the National Chamber of Commerce. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Dept. of Employment Security, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Chandler/Corcoran, Inc., Seattle, WA.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Government Industry Relationship; Private Sector Involvement Project; Washington