ERIC Number: ED032972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Labor Mobility, Experimental and Demonstration Project. Final Report.
Texas Employment Commission, Austin.
The Texas Labor Mobility Project's purpose was to demonstrate the effectiveness of using financial assistance to create stability in migrant workers and to reduce unemployment. The program was designed as a research project to gather information about all phases of the Mobility Project. This was handled through the Texas Employment Commission. In recruiting for the project, applicants found in the active files of the Supply Area Texas Employment Commission offices were given first consideration. Applicants were carefully screened to meet eligibility criteria and had to reassess their interest in relocating. Job development was conducted with the realization that there was a large surplus of unemployed manpower in all of the supply areas. Interested companies from different areas of Texas were listed with pay rate and job types. The major role of the Texas Employment Commission was locating suitable housing for the relocated families. Housing, work, and personal problems caused most of the adjustment problems. It was concluded that the Labor Mobility is a feasible and practical implement to (1) assist in alleviating conditions of labor surplus and labor shortage, and (2) afford opportunity for social advancement of disadvantaged people. The appendices include forms used, statistics, and case histories. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (CM)
Descriptors: Adjustment Counselors, Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Federal Aid, Housing Needs, Labor Force Development, Language Handicaps, Mexican Americans, Migrants, Occupational Mobility, Relocation, State Programs, Unemployment, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Employment Commission, Austin.