ERIC Number: ED085587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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Business and the Hard-To-Employ: A Study of a Metropolitan Office of the National Alliance of Businessmen.
Mounts, Philip H.
Business and government produced a partnership early in 1968. The government devised a contracting procedure to subsidize the extra costs encountered by private sector employers who would provide jobs and training to persons known to be hard-to-employ. The process was labled Job Opportunities in the Business Sector (JOBS). Simultaneously, some members of the business sector announced formation of their channel for active involvement in the process of providing employment for excluded persons; the National Alliance of Businessmen (NAB) was established for the purpose of selling the JOBS program to other businessmen across the United States. The author was a participant researcher in a Los Angeles NAB metro office. The product of his experience is a study which does not support the view that NAB is changing business attitudes in ways that will produce a growing response from employers in the alleviation of problems of the disadvantaged. This document is a summary of that study which defined the content and operation of programs and their effectiveness of a metropolitan office of the National Allegiance of Businessmen toward achieving the local NAB objective. (Statistical tables are included.) (KP)
Descriptors: Business, Disadvantaged, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Practices, Employment Problems, Employment Programs, Job Training, Laborers, Program Design, Work Environment
Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif. 90024 (HC $2.00)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Manpower Research Center.