ERIC Number: ED234158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Targeted Jobs Demonstration Program. [Final Report].
Van Horn, Carl; And Others
The Targeted Jobs Demonstration Program (TJDP) was a two-year, six-agency demonstration project under which 14 communities received federal funds to encourage local coordination of federal programs to link federally assisted economic development programs with employment and training programs for individuals from minority groups and for economically disadvantaged persons. To evaluate the effectiveness of the TJDP, researchers conducted three rounds of field research and prepared case studies on each of the 14 project sites. These analyses revealed the TJDP to be a partial success. While several communities either made no attempt or were unsuccessful in carrying out the demonstration's objectives, significant accomplishments were achieved in a few communities. This special record is not, however, surprising when the economic recession and reductions in federally funded economic development and employment and training programs are taken into consideration. Indeed, the experience of the TJDP site in Portland, Oregon strongly suggests that job targeting strategies can be an effective tool for helping disadvantaged persons obtain unsubsidized employment from private firms assisted by economic development investments. (MN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Coordination, Demonstration Programs, Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Opportunities, Employment Practices, Entrepreneurship, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Job Training, Linking Agents, Minority Groups, National Programs, Program Effectiveness
Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.; Economic Development Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.; Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.; Small Business Administration, Washington, DC.; Community Services Administration, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Eagleton Inst. of Politics.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Job Target Approach; Private Sector; Targeted Jobs Demonstration Program
Note: For a related document, see CE 036 810. Prepared for the TJDP Interagency Monitoring Board.