ERIC Number: ED127426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
Women Returning to Work and Their Interaction with a Temporary Help Service.
Leone, Richard D.; Burke, Donald R.
Statistical analysis of the process of labor market reentry through a Temporary Help Service (THS) can provide a better understanding of the dynamics of female labor market accommodation and an insight into the role played by a THS as a labor market institution, especially as it facilitates the successful reentrance of women into the work force. It was found that THS met the employment needs of women, particularly those with children, and enabled those who might otherwise not have found acceptable jobs to contribute to their household income. Of greater significance, however, were the contacts made with potential employers originally referred by THS. These contacts had a positive influence on long run adjustments to the world of work. In effect, THS is a clearinghouse where women can fulfill their immediate employment needs. Findings suggested that agencies presently disseminating labor market information, such as the Employment Service, schools, and manpower training programs, should be alerted to the range of opportunities provided by THS, particularly for reentry level women. In addition, employers should be made aware that the THS industry can provide competently qualified employees to meet temporary needs. (Author/TA)
Descriptors: Employed Parents, Employed Women, Employment Services, Employment Statistics, Females, Job Placement, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Part Time Employment, Personnel Selection, Recruitment, Reentry Workers, Statistical Analysis, Temporary Employment, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes, Work Experience
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Center for Labor and Manpower Studies.