ERIC Number: ED158021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Layoff Time Training: A Key to Upgrading Workforce Utilization and EEOC Affirmative Action. A Case Study in the Northern California Canning Industry. R & D Monograph 61.
Aller, Curtis C.; And Others
An experimental and demonstration project was conducted over a five-year period in California to test the concept of lay-off time training to enable workers to qualify for promotion and increase their earnings. The canning industry was found to be a suitable area for this type of training since it had annual lay-offs followed by assured recalls to work and was feeling affirmative action pressures. The project's final efforts (after two years of discouraging experiences) in the canning industry were quite successful and included the following benefits: (1) extensive changes in the knowledge and attitudes of working women toward advancement and employment; (2) the job status of women improved; (3) both the companies and the union learned about the operation of their labor market; (4) the affirmative action process was accelerated; (5) the industry developed internal training programs; and (6) the public schools developed adult basic education for the cannery workers. Also, the project's training program was included in a U.S. Court approved Equal Employment Opportunity agreement for the industry. (ELG)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, Demonstration Programs, Employed Women, Employee Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Employment Problems, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Failure, Federal Courts, Food Processing Occupations, Industrial Training, Job Layoff, Labor Market, Labor Relations, Labor Utilization, On the Job Training, Personnel Policy, Promotion (Occupational), Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Success, Unions, Work Attitudes
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 029-000-00326-2)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Manpower Research, Berkeley, CA.; Joint Committee for Cannery Training Program, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California