ERIC Number: ED240394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Displaced Workers. Overview: ERIC Fact Sheet No. 21.
The displaced worker is an individual who has been laid off from a job and has little or no hope of returning to that particular position. The number of displaced workers is large and is apt to increase. Displaced workers are typically male, older, not highly educated, and are union members with several years of seniority and above-average wages. Long-term solutions to their needs are provided by economic development strategies involving the cooperation of government, business, and education. Short-term strategies such as Canada's Manpower Adjustment Committees are used to respond to the needs of employers and employees in specific situations. The most important goal of short-term programs may be to help displaced workers understand that there is a network of support services available. Responsibility should be shared by government, employers, labor, education, and community agencies. This fact sheet includes lists of: (1) facts and figures on displaced workers; (2) individual needs; (3) long-term economic development strategies; (4) features of adjustment committees; (5) short-term program strategies; (6) ways in which agencies can share responsibility; and (7) two references upon which this fact sheet is based (see note). (DC)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: ERIC; Fact Sheets; PF Project
Note: This fact sheet is based upon "Worker Adjustment to Plant Shutdowns and Mass Layoffs: An Analysis of Program Experience and Policy Options" by M.C. Barth and F. Reisner (ED 209 478) and "Employment Generating Services Handbook: Practical Models for Expanding Job Opportunities" by the National Alliance of Business (ED 208 261).