ERIC Number: ED216181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Linking Gerontology Jobs and Workers. A Study of the Need for and Nature of Aging Employment Clearinghouses.
Sinick, Daniel; McKibbin, Glenn B.
A study assessed the need for and nature of linking gerontology jobs and workers through aging employment clearinghouses. Questionnaires designed to determine the need for such clearinghouses in the region encompassing Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Pacific Basin were completed by the following persons/agencies involved in the field of aging: 117 employers, 49 employees, 18 linking operations, and 25 gerontology programs. When questioned concerning the usefulness of job/job seeker linking operations, a majority of each group surveyed felt that aging clearinghouses would be at least moderately useful. In response to items concerning the nature of effective linking operation, respondents suggested job placement counseling with consideration given to such variables important to aging field job seekers as salary range and geographic location. Tentative recommendations called for encouraging aging employment clearinghouses, for establishing a full-fledged clearinghouse in the region surveyed, and for incorporating into the operations of that particular clearinghouse those features found successful according to the study and to related literature. (MN)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Counseling, Clearinghouses, Demography, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Services, Feasibility Studies, Gerontology, Information Needs, Job Applicants, Job Placement, Linking Agents, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Design, Questionnaires, Referral, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Gerontological Society, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: Arizona; Hawaii; Nevada; Pacific Basin Countries