ERIC Number: ED114502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Matching Job and Worker Characteristics: Work Supplement for the Aged. Rehabilitation Series 6.
Human Resources Center, Albertson, NY.
Project Senior Abilities (PSA) demonstrated and evaluated the concept that the needs and talents of older workers (over 55) can be matched with specific job requirements. An industrial advisory board identified occupational categories in the local economy which met the criteria of being temporary in nature with limited career opportunities and lacking in appeal to younger job seekers. Older persons employed in these mainly clerical, assembly, and packaging positions were paid through the Human Resources Center. PSA clients totaling 804, recruited through other agencies and the mass media, were interviewed. Positions were found for 280. The others were placed in a work force supplement program (skills bank). For all clients, data were maintained on the numbers and type of placements, referrals but no placements, and non-referrals. These data and personal characteristics were analyzed to assess potential factors which might prove predictive of successful employability. Detailed discussion and conclusions indicated that: aged persons had a need to work, there was a demand in industry for their skills, and job placements enabled workers to earn incomes above poverty level. Appended are: tables on client characteristics and attitudes, interview forms, and reprints of publicity articles. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.; Insurance Co. of North America, Albertson, NY.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Center, Albertson, NY.