ERIC Number: ED023060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Promoting the Placement of Older Workers.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Social Affairs Div.
Many older job seekers are victims of prejudice, workers in declining industries or areas, workers with out-of-date skills, poorly educated, or handicapped by attitudinal problems. Careful publicity helps make jobs available and aids in adjustment for older workers. The older worker should be offered special employment services only when he cannot find a job through normal channels; special counseling should remotivate the client, while rebuilding his self respect; and special services such as tests and vocational rehabilitation should supplement counseling. Followup of the client's vocational plan should see if it was carried out and if the client and employer are satisfied with the client's progress and work. Older workers can be retrained for new skills especially if speed of training progresses at an appropriate level. Employment offices should be told of any developments affecting older workers' employment as soon as possible; regular visits to employers by an employment counselor also help develop job opportunities. A national employment service should become the chief source of aid for both worker and employer. (References are included.) (jf)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Services, Followup Studies, National Programs, Older Adults, Older Workers, Publicize, Services, Skill Development, Unemployment, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Social Affairs Div.