ERIC Number: ED213818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Youth Employment in Hawaii: A Policy Document.
Hawaii State Commission on Manpower and Full Employment, Honolulu.; Hawaii State Employment and Training Council, Honolulu.
To help reduce youth unemployment in Hawaii (which stood at about 26 percent in 1975), a statewide policy was developed which included goals for youth employment. These goals are (1) to establish priority for programs that promote long-term employability; (2) to improve youth's transition from school to work; (3) to diversify and increase employment opportunities; (4) to expand and strengthen services and programs to youth with special needs. Objectives for all of these goals are set by the policy. As part of policy implementation, a Youth Employment and Training Conference was held in April, 1980, to identify the types of problems youth face in Hawaii's labor market; to develop recommendations for each of the problems identified; and to develop an overall youth employment strategy. Problems identified included age discrimination against youth, minority discrimination, school-to-work transition problems, poor work attitudes on the part of youths, lack of basic education skills, lack of skills and training, lack of experience, and lack of jobs in the economy. Recommendations for ameliorating these problem areas were made by conference delegates. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Education Work Relationship, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Problems, Employment Programs, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Statewide Planning, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Unemployment, Youth, Youth Employment, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Guides - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Commission on Manpower and Full Employment, Honolulu.; Hawaii State Employment and Training Council, Honolulu.