ERIC Number: ED080874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: N/A
Project SPRUCE, Special Program of Rehabilitation for Unemployment Compensation Exhaustees. Volume 1. Final Report.
Dorkin, Murray; Solomon, Herman S.
Project SPRUCE sought to increase employability of insurace claimants who seemed likely to exhaust their benefit rights without definite prospects of finding work. These persons were seen to be in need of special services because of some remediable inadequacy or problem but ineligible for the various programs intended primarily for the hardcore disadvantaged. Counseling, testing, job referral, search plan assistance, and training were among the extra services used. A test group of 482 claimants in their 13th to 19th week of benefit status was compared with a similar control group of 542 between April and December 1970 in Buffalo, New York. There is indication of a clear and enduring effect on post-SPRUCE employment status. At the end of a six month followup interval 55 0/0 of the experimental group were employed, compared with 46 0/0 of the control group. It cannot be shown with certainty, however, that SPRUCE reduced the duration of benefits. (MS)
Descriptors: Employment Counselors, Employment Potential, Employment Problems, Employment Services, Job Placement, Labor Utilization, Rehabilitation Programs, Unemployment, Unemployment Insurance, Workers Compensation
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: New York State Dept. of Labor, Albany. Research and Statistics Office.