ERIC Number: ED052337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Job Opportunities in the Business Sector Program: An Evaluation of Impact in Ten Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas.
Greenleigh Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
An evaluation of the Job Opportunities in the Business Sectors (JOBS) program revealed that JOBS should be continued as a Federally assisted manpower program since it has demonstrated a viable role for business in manpower training. As a result of JOBS disadvantaged, unemployed, and underemployed persons have been elevated above poverty income levels, families of trainees involved in the program have benefited, and other public manpower programs have increased their role and have begun to provide additional services to meet the needs of the disadvantaged unemployed and underemployed. On the other hand, the JOBS program has developed little local support except among those members of the business community who are directly involved. The successful continuation and expansion of JOBS will require a broader base of local support. Major sections of this report include: (1) Background of the JOBS Program, (2) Impact on the Job Market, (3) Relations with Manpower Agencies and Other Community Organizations, (4) JOBS Employers and Their Assessment of Program Impact, and (5) Trainee Characteristics and Reactions. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Disadvantaged, Employer Attitudes, Employment Programs, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Participant Characteristics, Program Evaluation, Underemployment, Unemployment, Vocational Education
Greenleigh Associates, Inc., 355 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($5.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Greenleigh Associates, Inc., New York, NY.