ERIC Number: ED236371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Workers Dislocated by Economic Change: Toward New Institutions for Midcareer Worker Transformation. Research Paper.
Bendick, Marc, Jr.
The federal government needs to provide employment and training assistance to help dislocated workers to become reemployed. Worker mobility assistance should not be focused upon as a major thrust of reemployment programs, since American workers are remarkably resistant to pressures to move to more promising labor markets. Efficient and effective forms of federal aid to dislocated workers are job searching assistance in the period immediately following dismissal and financial assistance for specific skill training for a subset of workers who will be making a major occupational transition. The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act delivery system designed to serve disadvantaged persons should not be the delivery vehicle for serving dislocated workers who share employment and training needs in common with the mainstream work force. The service delivery institutions for meeting these needs should serve the entire work force. Appropriate delivery institutions are a short-term job development and placement operation that would move temporarily into locales of massive layoff or substantial long-term economic decline modeled on the Canadian Manpower Consultative Service and a national training fund for workers seeking midcareer retraining modeled on the French Further Vocational Training System. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Dislocated Workers