ERIC Number: ED089131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
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Public Service Jobs and Transitional Employment: An Analysis of the Vermont Experimental and Demonstration Project.
Craft, James A.
The three year Vermont Experimental and Demonstration Project, sponsored by Manpower Administration, was designed to provide basic empirical data on the feasibility and usefulness of public service employment as a manpower tool to provide transitional employment opportunities for low income unemployed and welfare recipients. Data was collected on client characteristics according to sex as to demography, educational level, employment, experience, income, and welfare statistics. Eighty-four percent of the project clients were placed in three major job types--service, clerical, and professional/technical/managerial (to a lesser extent, structural jobs) with educational and hospital/health type employers; service jobs were the largest single type of occupational category. Those clients who received welfare generally were shorter term clients receiving modest welfare payments. Data analysis indicated a relatively high transition rate for client and good job retention and welfare reduction for transitioners versus non-transitioners. Conclusions from this study were that public service employment appears useful as a means of obtaining steady primary employment and was most effective with clients having better work histories and less welfare time. (EA)
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Job Placement, Labor Utilization, Local Government, Low Income Groups, Public Service Occupations, State Government, Tables (Data), Unemployment, Unskilled Workers, Welfare Recipients
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont