ERIC Number: ED103677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The Local Job Bank Program: Performance, Structure, and Direction.
Ullman, Joseph C.; Huber, George P.
The book represents an effort to assess the performance, structure, and direction of the Job Bank Program of the Public Employment Service, a program meant to improve the functioning of the labor market information system in the United States. The research had three goals: to assess the relative goal achievement of job banks; to determine its optimal organizational configuration; and to learn what effect feedback of performance results and recommendations had on program structure and direction. The initial chapter briefly reviews the problems under study and summarizes the findings. Chapter 2 describes the Job Bank Program and the authors' approach to studying its performance and decisions affecting its direction and structure. Chapter 3 contains findings and recommendations concerning the optimal design configuration for job banks and findings concerning the extent to which job banks are achieving their goals. Chapter 4 presents findings about the effect of feedback on program administrators, and chapter 5 contains some concluding observations. Appended are: design and methodology materials, definitions of job bank city characteristics, program goals data, data related to organizational and control variables, national office communications to the State agencies, and design configurations questionnaire. (Author/MW)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Federal Programs, Feedback, Governmental Structure, Human Services, Information Systems, Job Placement, Labor Market, Organizational Effectiveness, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
Lexington Books, 125 Spring Street, Lexington, Massachusetts 02173 ($13.00)
Publication Type: Books
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