ERIC Number: ED028335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Older Workers Training and Employment Program.
John F. Kennedy Family Service Center, Inc., Charlestown, MA.
The John F. Kennedy Service Center in Charlestown, Massachusetts, was set up to help older workers find employment and it coordinates health, education, employment, and welfare services and legal aid. The Federation of Charlestown Organizations, area colleges and universities, public and private industry, and social agencies have contributed to its development. The program aims to locate, identify, and motivate the older adult; to direct his selection of a job and preparation for it; to place him in a job; or create a new job for him. Informal recruitment methods have been found most effective; these include direct contact or promotion by church, business, union, or fraternal service groups, and the Massachusetts Division of Security. The average applicant at the Center is 45 or over, with few job opportunities, poor morale, and lack of confidence; he has been forced into retirement prematurely and has a restrictive pension and insurance plan. The program has served 479 applicants and placed 316 successfully. (Detailed statistical data and forms used at the Center are included.) (pt)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Support, Coordination, Counseling Services, Employment Programs, Federal Aid, Health Services, Industry, Job Training, Legal Aid, Middle Aged Adults, Older Workers, Participant Characteristics, Private Agencies, Program Administration, Recruitment, Universities, Welfare Services
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Family Service Center, Inc., Charlestown, MA.