ERIC Number: ED208251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Employment and the Older Worker. Resources for Job Seekers.
Wilson, Thurlow R.; And Others
Designed for those interested in the goal of equal employment opportunity for older job seekers, this booklet presents a summary of the findings of research on the employment of older workers. It is largely based on a study of the employment of older workers conducted November 1976 to March 1978 by the Human Resources Research Organization. The first section, "Older Job Seeker Experiences and Needs" considers such issues as the need to work, kind of work sought, job restrictions, job market difficulties, discrimination against older workers, job performance of older workers, and special needs. Next, "Special Employment Offices to Assist Older People" describes features of these offices and makes recommendations for their improvement. "State Employment Service and the Older Applicant" highlights Project RENEW. The fourth section, "Public Service Employment and Older Workers," considers both the Senior Community Service Employment Program and the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act. "The Role of the State Office on Aging" also describes outstanding activities of five state offices. In the final section of the booklet are seven case studies of senior nonprofit employment offices. (YLB)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Case Studies, Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Programs, Job Applicants, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Older Adults, Older Workers, Private Agencies, Program Improvement, Public Agencies, Research, State Agencies
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act