ERIC Number: ED043772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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The JOBS Program (Job Opportunities in the Business Sector) Background Information.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.
The Job Opportunities in the Business Sector (JOBS) program has shown since its establishment in 1968 that a program involving hiring first, and then training, can be successful. Many employers with JOBS contracts have instituted effective programs to bring the disadvantaged into the labor force. However, there has been inadequate supervision of participating employers. Not only have some well-intentioned employers displayed a lack of understanding in dealing with the disadvantaged, but other less well-intentioned contracters have used the program to cut costs or solve personnel problems such as labor shortages during a tight labor market. As the economy slows down, many employers may find the program too costly, even with government subsidy. A more detailed analysis will be necessary to fully evaluate the JOBS program. (BH)
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.