ERIC Number: ED098319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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New Directions in Employability: Reducing Barriers to Full Employment.
Orr, David B., Ed.
The book, a condensation of the deliberations of a conference called by the National Graduate University under the sponsorship of the Bruner Foundation of New York City, contains proposals by experts from all areas for improving employability. The conference purpose was to provide for an exchange of the latest ideas, information, and methods of coping with unemployment and underemployment, which have been found to be successful in one or more important respects. Among subjects covered are: training programs for youth and the disadvantaged, blue- and white-collar programs in the private sector, Federal manpower programs for Vietnam veterans, and supportive services such as counseling. Consensus is shown on a number of themes recurring across the sessions: the need for an integrated, coherent national manpower policy coordinating effort at all levels of public/private sectors; the need for a more client-centered system; the need for decentralization; the desirability of removing some of the eligibility requirements for services; the fact that disadvantagement is not confined to the lower classes; the emphasis on the worker as the unit of concern rather than the job itself. (Author/EA)
Descriptors: Blue Collar Occupations, Counseling, Decentralization, Disadvantaged, Employment, Employment Patterns, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Success, Underemployment, Unemployment, Veterans, White Collar Occupations, Youth
Praeger Publishers, 111 Fourth Avenue, New York, New York 10003 ($16.50)
Publication Type: Books
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