ERIC Number: ED103596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Approaches to Relocation: Summary of Project Experiences 1965-1973.
Bard Coll., Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
The North Carolina Mobility Project was an experimental program designed to determine if unemployed people in economically depressed areas of North Carolina could be relocated to and satisfactorily employed in the State's more highly industrialized Piedmont. The aim of the mobility project was to intervene in the migration patterns of the State so that the routes led west to North Carolina's own urban centers rather than out of the State. The document discusses: (1) the target and supply areas, (2) the effects of the Department of Labor's guidelines for target population recruitment and selection, and (3) the program's administration and operation in relation to staff functions, the mobility recruiting process, job development for relocated workers, financial assistance, and housing (temporary and permanent). Briefly summarized are two studies--Workers Eligible But Not Interested in Relocation, and Linkages with Training Programs--and two reports--An Evaluation of the Mobility Project by Paul Johnson, and The Consultants Report to North Carolina Mobility Project by Priscilla TenPas. Findings indicate that most relocated workers were pleased with the results of their move, employers reacted positively to the program, and subsidized relocation is an important method of matching available workers with available jobs. The full texts of the studies and reports are appended. (BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Bard Coll., Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina