ERIC Number: ED193486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Training and Jobs Programs in Action: Case Studies in Private-Sector Initiatives for the Hard-to-Employ.
This book contains fifty-three case studies covering a wide variety of private-sector activities and public-private partnerships designed to increase training and employment opportunities for the hard-to-employ and speed the transition of the unemployed from government support and subsidized jobs to permanent private employment. Compiled from a survey of more than eighty trustee companies of the Committee for Economic Development, many of the studies are concerned with special efforts to provide better job preparation, placement, and skill training for severely disadvantaged persons, including those who are undereducated, unskilled, and subject to discrimination or other special handicaps. However, the activities described in the cases are not limited to the disadvantaged; they also include efforts to bring about an improved transition from education to work; more productive use of midcareer and older workers, including steps to smooth the transition from work to retirement; wider reliance on part-time work and other alternative work patterns to make more employment available to youths, homemakers, and older persons; and business use of alternatives to outright layoffs in recessions. Case studies are grouped by purpose or population focus, and an overview of each group is included. (KC)
Descriptors: Business, Case Studies, Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes, Employers, Employment, Employment Programs, Job Placement, Job Training, Older Adults, Part Time Employment, Program Descriptions, Unskilled Workers, Youth Employment
Committee for Economic Development, 477 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Committee for Economic Development, New York, NY.; Work in America Inst., Scarsdale, NY.