ERIC Number: ED102382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
WAGES (Women and Girls Employment Enabling Service): Final Report.
Thomas, Leathia S.; Dickey, Sandy
The two-year report of the WAGES project (Women and Girls Employment Enabling Service) documents the growth, problems, and success experienced through efforts to open nontraditional fields of employment to women by way of a community-based program in Memphis, Tennessee. Staff and volunteers provided counseling and referrals to applicants. Personal presentations were made to employers to inform them of benefits through the project and to open jobs. Supportive services included aid for training, transportation, child care, and job finding techniques. Activities centered on the promotion of employment based on merit and qualification rather than race or sex and relating to the target population through self-concepts, motivation, and orientation to the world of work. It was found that: (1) jobs solved more problems than social services; (2) women are reluctant to enter male dominated employment areas; (3) women need technical skill training to compete for jobs; (4) women aided by the project lacked motivation and an adequate self-image. Recommendations for future efforts are enumerated. The 1972-73 Comprehensive Job Placement Report and applicants' profile are appended. (Author)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Community Services, Counseling Services, Employed Women, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Problems, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Individual Needs, Job Application, Job Placement, Job Training, Participant Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Sex Discrimination, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: United Way of Greater Memphis, TN.; Women and Girls Employment Enabling Service, Memphis, TN.