ERIC Number: ED336550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Health Education Program Designed To Increase Job-Seeking Skills for Workers' Compensation Claimants.
Ames, Florette L.
A research project addressed the high unemployment rate of Workers' Compensation claimants by the formation of a job-seeking club. Unemployment statistics for this population were compiled. Five percent of the workers were skilled, 14 percent semiskilled, and 60 percent unskilled; 84 percent were male, 91 percent were white, and almost half lacked high school diplomas. Most had held jobs that were physically demanding. The target group consisted of six Workers' Compensation claimants who had permanent disabilities with physical restrictions, were able to work, and were willing to participate. Three preassessment tests were administered to determine existing job-seeking skills. Claimants then were asked to attend a 12-week program incorporating preemployment skills, job-seeking skills, and job search strategies. The results indicated increased posttest scores and increased job placement: half of the claimants found work in appropriate jobs, far surpassing the project's goal of 20 percent placement. The program was judged successful in increasing both job-seeking skills and job placement, and it was recommended for use with other populations lacking job search skills. (Appendixes include 21 references, a specialist-job seeker agreement, a job search test, a job application test, an interview skills test, and a job search log form.) (KC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Job Clubs
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.