ERIC Number: ED351398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing JOBS: Initial State Choices.
Hagen, Jan L.; Lurie, Irene
This report presents the findings from the first of three rounds of research in a projected 3-year study of the way state governments have begun to implement the new Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training Program (JOBS). JOBS is a part of the Family Support Act of 1988 and provides employment, education, and training services that recipients need to avoid long-term welfare dependency. This first report is based on information from research conducted shortly after states were required to implement JOBS and includes data from 10 states (Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas), which were selected to represent a range of experiences in JOBS implementation. The report provides an overview of the program designs, policies, and strategies adopted by the state-level organizations in implementing JOBS. The report's 10 sections are: (1) introduction; (2) state profiles; (3) leadership, funding, and organizational change; (4) state program designs and resource allocations; (5) accessing services for JOBS participants; (6) child care and other support services; (7) state choices for client processing; (8) meeting federal reporting requirements; (9) participation in JOBS (mandatory and voluntary); and (10) conclusions. The JOBS legislation has encouraged a moderate shift to a more human investment approach. States are placing less emphasis on immediate job placement and more emphasis on services that will increase the capacity of recipients to achieve self-sufficiency over the long term, as reflected in the expansion of educational components, and, to a lesser degree, in expenditures on case management services. Included are 14 tables, appendixes with information on the field associates and the field network research reporting format, and 26 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Adult Education, Agency Role, Basic Skills, Employment Opportunities, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Profiles, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, State Action, State Federal Aid, State Government, State Programs, Training, Welfare Services
Professional Development Program, Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, State University of New York at Albany, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 ($15).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; New York State Dept. of Social Services, Albany.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Nelson A. Rockefeller Inst. of Government.
Identifiers: Family Support Act 1988; Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program