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ERIC Number: ED021299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-29
Pages: 84
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Increasing the Employability of Applicants in Professional Occupations Who are not Competitive in the Detroit Job Market. Final Report.
Patten, Thomas H., Jr.
This demonstration project determined if the application of diagnostic techniques, remedial services, and intensive job development efforts on an individualized basis could develop or improve the employability of applicants in professional occupations who were not competitive in the Detroit job market. A comparison was made of the experiences of 111 randomly selected applicants included in an experimental group (given intensive service) and a similarly chosen control group of equal number (given normal service). Data were gathered by questionnaire. The cause of the superior job placement record for the experimental group is considered to be the existence of intensive service. The provision of a staff with adequate time to effect placements and the addition of relatively close supervision that was occupationally and industry knowledgeable and capable of giving specific guidance to the staff were considered crucial. Intensive service for hard-to-place professionals should be installed on an extended trial basis. The superior placement record and improved public "image" of the employment service are the reasons for the recommendation. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Labor, Detroit. Michigan Employment Security Commission.