ERIC Number: ED230698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Federal Interest in Employment and Training. Seventh Annual Report. Report No. 13.
National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
According to this annual report, the National Commission for Employment Policy focused during 1981 on the federal interest in employment and training. This report contains the commission's findings and recommendations together with the staff's report that summarizes the available knowledge of how past employment and training policies and programs have operated together with two specially prepared studies on troubled and displaced workers. After a review of literature, several studies by the commission, consultation with others, and discussions at a conference on employment and training, the commission reached the following conclusions: (1) there has been a long tradition of federal involvement in employment and training programs starting with the Morrill Act of 1862; (2) the primary grounds for a continuing federal interest involve the contribution of employment and training programs to promoting economic growth, facilitating adjustments to labor shocks, and contributing to equal opportunity; and (3) even in the face of current and prospective federal budget cuts, the commission believes that there is a continuing federal interest in employment and training to increase the human capital of hard-to-employ youth and adults so that they will be able to participate actively in the world of work. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.