ERIC Number: ED026517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Effectively Employing the Hard-Core. (An Aid to Companies Joining the Growing Effort of Industry to Help Resolve Basic Social Problems).
National Association of Manufacturers, New York, NY. Urban Affairs Div.
Recently, members of the research staff of the Urban Affairs Division of the National Association of Manufacturers traveled around the country and met with key company representatives responsible for their organizations' on-going hard-core employment programs. This document reports, in synthesized form, the information gained about effective procedures companies have used to employ chronically unemployed, unskilled, and undereducated citizens. It was observed that even though the problems of disadvantaged ghetto residents vary and the programs to employ them vary, there are commonalities in the various approaches that can be instructive to employers who are developing programs for the employment of the hard-core unemployed. Among the program components and issues discussed are: (1) developing an understanding of the special problems of the hard-core, (2) top management involvement, (3) Union Participation, (4) Screening, Testing, and Selection, (5) Restructuring Jobs, (6) The Question of Payment, (7) Transportation Difficulties, (8) Orientation Procedures, (9) Use of Discipline, (10) pre-vocational and on-the-job training, (11) preventing dropouts with the buddy system, job coaches, volunteers and other procedures, and (12) data collection and program evaluation. Five specific programs, including one involving a consortium of many small employers, are described in some detail in the appendix. (ET)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Industrial Training, Industry, Job Placement, Job Training, Personnel Policy, Personnel Selection, Program Descriptions, Recruitment, Unemployment
Distribution Services, National Association of Manufacturers, 149 East 26th Street, New York, New York 10010 ($1.00).
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Manufacturers, New York, NY. Urban Affairs Div.