ERIC Number: ED106526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Disabled Veterans of the Vietnam Era: Employment Problems and Programs. Technical Report No. 75-1.
Wilson, Thurlow R.; And Others
The report describes the results of a study of the employment of Vietnam-era veterans with service-connected disabilities, their major problems in seeking and holding a job, and possible solutions. Data were obtained from; mail surveys of both disabled veterans and employers regarding employment; personal interviews with veterans and employers; telephone interviews with long-term unemployed disabled veterans; personal interviews with State Employment Service and Veterans Administration personnel; a study of services by various veterans' organizations; and evaluations of programs for training or hiring disabled veterans. The data, displayed in table form showing characteristics of disabled veterans related to employment, indicate a relationship between employment problems, severity of disability and low educational attainment. The young, non-white, undereducated veteran had the most problems. From the examination of programs of job assistance for disabled veterans, inadequacies were found in the following areas: counseling, resource availability, training, contacts with employers, selective placement, and elimination of job discrimination. Recommendations offer an alternative approach to job placement: thorough assessment and testing of applicant and job, and coordination with employers. The appendixes contain supplementary tables, legislation, the data collecting instruments and their use, and letters from veterans. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.