ERIC Number: ED232060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Reemployment Assistance for Laid-Off Workers. Information Series No. 258.
Wegmann, Robert G.
This paper is intended to help those in a position to provide workers who are displaced by layoffs or plant shutdowns with assistance in adjusting to unemployment and finding new employment. The first section presents a summary of the transformation of the American labor market, showing the effects of economic and technological changes on the number and nature of available jobs. The psychological and physical impact of unemployment and underemployment on displaced workers is also described. Next, a synthesis of current information about ways of adjusting to the changing labor market is provided. Emphasizing the provision of effective job-search assistance, this section covers job choice and career counseling and compares the effectiveness of methods of gathering information about employment opportunities, including want ads, the public employment service, employment agencies, friends, relatives, acquaintances, and direct contact with employers. Then, specific strategies for training in job-seeking skills, such as using the telephone, completing applications, and interviewing, are described. The importance of a structured and supervised group job-search program is discussed. The paper concludes with a description of a reemployment center that might be set up to help workers displaced by massive layoffs or shutdowns. An extensive reference list is provided. (SK)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Coping, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Services, Job Applicants, Job Layoff, Job Search Methods, Labor Market, Psychological Needs, Retraining
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (Order No. IN258).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.