ERIC Number: ED105098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Labor Relocation Assistance: The Alabama Experience. A Case-Study of the Tuskegee Institute Labor Mobility Demonstration Project, 1965-66 and 1966-67. Final Report.
McElroy, Kathleen Mary
The labor mobility demonstration project attempted to increase the geographic mobility of a population characterized by low previous mobility and low mobility potential--black and white workers, either unemployed or newly trained (Manpower Development Training Act) from central Alabama. The complexity of the recruitment and selection task, and substantial slippage resulting from sloppy recruitment procedures and the fact that the staff attempted local as well as non-local placements, are revealed in the fact that only 202 of 279 persons interviewed actually reported to potential relocation jobs. Firm offer of a job appropriate to skills and expectations, i.e., careful job development, as well as a minimum of bureaucratic snarls in the funding process, were crucial in effecting successful relocation. By time of interview all but 51 of 152 actual relocatees had returned home, most because of layoff or anticipated layoff, emphasizing the crucial role of job duration in successful relocation. Regression analysis indiated that relocation success was associated with two principal explanatory variables: appropriate job availability and prior skill training. (Author)
Descriptors: Black Employment, Demonstration Programs, Doctoral Dissertations, Employment Opportunities, Employment Statistics, Failure, Job Development, Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Utilization, Occupational Mobility, Program Evaluation, Relocation, Statistical Analysis, Success, Tables (Data), Unemployment, Vocational Adjustment
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama