ERIC Number: ED060204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Feb-1
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Employment Problems of the Vietnam Veteran. Special Report.
National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.
Vietnam veterans are finding it extremely difficult of find jobs upon their return home. Altogether there are approximately 320,000 known unemployed veterans. Statistics show that they have a higher unemployment rate than nonveterans, and that the unemployment persists longer. Factors contributing to this condition are the economic slump, a difficult readjustment process, lack of skills, lack of vocational counseling, inadequate government programs, and hostility toward the Vietnam veteran. Recommendations to help alleviate this condition include: (1) immediate establishment by the Administration of a system to coordinate all public and private programs of assistance to returning veterans, (2) organization of a national public information program to inform the returning veteran of the assistance and opportunities available, (3) emphasis on vocational education and job training under the GI Bill, and (4) use of Vietnam veterans in implementing these programs. (GEB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.