ERIC Number: ED362689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing JOBS: The Initial Design and Structure of Local Programs. JOBS Implementation Study.
Lurie, Irene; Hagen, Jan L.
During summer 1991, a study reviewed efforts of local agencies to implement the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program. Three local sites in each of 10 states were examined. The field research showed that formal client flowcharts designed by the states and local sites were not yet fully operational and often did not describe actual practice. All state welfare agencies established some linkages between JOBS and other education, training, and employment programs to build program capacity to provide JOBS services, although the degree of interagency coordination and program integration varied considerably by state. States made widely varying efforts to fund JOBS. States' choices regarding the mix of services financed with JOBS funds varied considerably. Most states used JOBS funds to finance job readiness activities and adult education. Many states also financed job search; a smaller number used JOBS funds to support job skills training and work experience; and still fewer supported on-the-job training and work supplementation. Local sites generally designed their new JOBS components to meet the 20-hour rule. The Job Training Partnership Act played a major role, serving as the lead JOBS agency in half of the local sites. The majority of the sites were not making strong efforts to enforce the federal mandate that Aid for Families with Dependent Children recipients participate in JOBS. Twelve tables and four figures are included and state profiles are appended. (Contains 26 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Basic Skills, Coordination, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Job Skills, Job Training, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Welfare Agencies, Welfare Recipients, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program
Note: For related documents, see CE 064 691-693.