ERIC Number: ED094255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
SWP versus PEP: A Comparison Between the Vermont E & D Special Work Project and the Public Employment Program in Vermont. Final Report.
Burleson, Richard A.
This report compares Vermont's experience with two federally funded programs aimed at reducing unemployment. The first was a Special Work Project (SWP) directed toward providing work experience rather than skill training for welfare recipients, and also for low-income families. A second approach was through the Public Employment Program (PEP). This latter program was created to subsidize jobs for the temporarily unemployed when the general U. S. economy could not absorb these people. Eligibility and wage subsidization for each program differed. The SWP program was oriented toward the working poor and those with multiple nonjob related personal problems. Participants in PEP were usually the recently unemployed. Each program could underwrite up to 90 percent of the client's salary. Subsidized wages paid for each PEP slot averaged $7,000 annually, while $4,000 was spent under SWP. (Also included are four appendixes, a list of 20 tables, and a seven-item bibliography.) (Author)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Employment Programs, Employment Qualifications, Federal Programs, Job Placement, Pilot Projects, Public Service Occupations, Recruitment, Service Occupations, Unemployment, Wages, Welfare Recipients, Work Experience, Working Poor
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Vermont State Employment Service, Montpelier. Dept. of Employment Security.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont