ERIC Number: ED224931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
Information on the U.S. Employment Service's Programs, Activities, and Functions. Report to the Chairman, Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
An examination of the employment service's operations in Maryland, Michigan, and Florida showed that its functions fall into two broad categories: labor exchange and non-labor exchange. State and local employment service officials and many employers believed the non-labor exchange functions detract from the labor exchange missions. The extent and use of automated systems varied considerably depending on the importance state and local offices place on the data provided. Budget cutbacks resulted in reducing staffing levels and the closing of some offices. Although access to the service was available to anyone, fiscal year 1981 job applicants were often younger and less educated than the general labor force. Jobs listed by the service were most often in nonprofessional and lesser skilled occupations and were frequently of short duration. Many of the 30 employers contacted said they did not place better jobs with the service because they felt qualified applicants do not use it. The 18 employers who used the service generally had a favorable opinion. The service was usually integrated or linked to local Comprehensive Employment and Training Act programs. (A 30-page appendix provides more detailed information on the same topics.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Federal Programs, Information Systems, Job Applicants, Job Placement, Job Training, Management Information Systems, Program Effectiveness
U.S. General Accounting Office, Document Handling and Information Services Facility, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20760 (First five copies--free; additional copies--$3.25 bound, $1.00 unbound).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act