ERIC Number: ED060219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Recruiting, Placing, and Retaining the Hard-To-Employ. A Study of Factors Influencing the Retention of Participants in a Concentrated Employment Program and in Their Subsequent Employment.
Lewis, Morgan V.; And Others
Members of the target population that came in contact with the Concentrated Employment Program (CEP) in Columbus, Ohio were studied. Virtually all were black and most were young males. Their employment histories fit the "hard-core unemployed" label, but their attitudes did not match this discouraged and alienated stereotype. Many were unemployed prior to CEP because they were unwilling to accept the menial jobs available to them. While attitudes toward the Columbus CEP were generally favorable, the effectiveness of the program was dependent primarily on the quality of jobs it could make available. The quality of jobs was defined mainly by the wages they paid. Actual and potential participants lost interest when they felt that CEP could not provide jobs that were any better than those they could get on their own. Retaining jobs following CEP was associated with receiving wage increases, being female, and being referred directly to jobs, rather than attending the orientation-to-work program. (Author)
Descriptors: Black Youth, Disadvantaged, Dropout Attitudes, Economic Climate, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Followup Studies, Job Placement, Labor Market, Participant Satisfaction, Poverty Programs, Recruitment, Unemployment, Work Attitudes
Institute for Research on Human Resources, The Pennsylvania State University, 407 Kern Graduate Building, University Park, Pa. 16802 ($4.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for Research on Human Resources.