ERIC Number: ED327640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Ohio Employers. Job Training Partnership Program Year 1988.
Benson, Dennis K.
A survey of 491 Ohio employers of Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) terminees conducted in November 1989 received 346 responses. Employers were queried on attitudes toward JTPA terminees, wage subsidies, employee productivity, wages paid, benefits given, and retention, among other questions. Employees who had completed JTPA programs and were working for these employers were also surveyed (386 of 551 responded). Despite problems in data collection and lack of congruence between employer and employee responses, some conclusions were reached: (1) employers' attitudes toward the importance of wage subsidies declined during the 3 years surveys had been conducted; (2) employers who paid higher wages and offered benefits were more likely to retain employees; (3) wage subsidies were helpful in encouraging employers to offer higher wages; (4) employers viewed productivity of JTPA program terminees and non-JTPA employees as about equal; and (5) the percentage of employers who say the benefits outweigh the costs of hiring dropped from 51 percent to 33 percent in the past 3 years. The study recommended that the employer survey be completely redesigned to gather information for planning and policy development. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Bureau of Employment Services, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Board of Teaching, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Ohio