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ERIC Number: ED084436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 5
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Older Job Seekers and Occupational Information.
Adams, Leonard D.; Anderson, W. Michael
Help Elderly Locate Positions (HELP), sponsored by the Emerald Empire Council on Aging and funded by the Administration on Aging, is a non-profit employment referral service for older workers, 55 and older, that has helped 1,206 elderly workers find jobs. A major area of involvement at HELP focused on exposing the older job seeker to the Occupational Information Access System and observing his reactions to the system. Upon completion of the OIAS questionnaire, which lists occupations to explore appropriate to aptitudes and interests, fifteen new registrants were asked to complete an evaluation of the process. The evaluation was concerned with their impressions of the system, opinions toward older people entering new occupations, their consideration of professions indicated suitable by the system, and their ratings of various sources of occupational information. Results indicated a favorable reaction of OIAS usage in a counseling context. (EA)
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