ERIC Number: ED350360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Workforce Readiness and Wage Inequality: Public/Private Perspectives.
National Puerto Rican Coalition, Washington, DC.
This report presents the background materials for a 1991 conference of the National Puerto Rican Coalition on labor force participation issues affecting Puerto Ricans. The first of three sections, "Shaping Tomorrow's Workforce: A Leadership Agenda for the 90's," calls for an effort to unite a fragmented collection of programs for workforce development with a coherent strategy through a policy framework involving public/private partnership, coordinated service delivery, accountability and decentralized administration; and a new role for the Federal Government. Several steps for federal action and leadership are offered. The second section, "A Unified State Plan for New Jersey's Workforce Readiness System," describes the efforts that New Jersey has undertaken, led by Governor J. Florio, to improve the way that the state educates and trains its workforce by aiming to increase the skill level and the competitiveness of the state's workers and employers based on life-long learning needs, human resource needs, workforce readiness, and system efficiency and accountability. The third section, "Hispanics and Wage Inequality in New York City," explains the factors contributing to inequality between the wages of Hispanic Americans and non-Hispanic American Whites, which are primarily labor market segmentation due to underrepresentation in control or professional and technical subsegments. Included are 8 tables, 31 references, and notes on the contributors. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Co., Skillman, NJ.
Authoring Institution: National Puerto Rican Coalition, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: New Jersey; New York (New York)