ERIC Number: ED236368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-9
Reference Count: N/A
Reemploying Dislocated Workers--Five Strategies for Pennsylvania. A Statement before the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Bendick, Marc, Jr.
Five strategies have been identified as particularly promising as the most useful ways government can spend money to aid dislocated workers. The mix of income support programs can be enriched for workers who have been unemployed for a long time but who are not permanently dislocated. For most dislocated workers, only limited job searching assistance should be provided to help them to find their own employment. One currently fashionable mode of such assistance is the job club, a temporary alliance of job seekers who meet regularly to provide aid and mutual reinforcement. High school level basic education should be offered to all undereducated, unemployed adults. When providing skill training, it should be targeted on shortage occupations, not on dislocated workers. Already-employed workers with somewhat higher skill levels than most dislocatees can be trained to move into new, emerging occupations and thus create job vacancies dislocated workers could fill. Financial barriers to workers seeking training should be removed. Unemployment compensation should not be withdrawn during participation in training, and financial aid for tuition, fees, and books should be made available. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.