ERIC Number: ED244119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-12
Reference Count: N/A
Veterans' Job Training and Employment. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education, Training, and Employment of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session. [San Diego, California]. Serial No. 98-38.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
This document, a transcript of hearings conducted by a Congressional committee in San Diego, evaluates the administration and effectiveness of laws enacted by the Congress to assist veterans in obtaining job training and employment. Particular emphasis was placed on the implementation of the Emergency Veterans' Job Training Act of 1983, Public Law 98-77, and the Veterans Administration's vocational rehabilitation program, as amended by Public Law 96-466. Testimony was given and prepared statements submitted at the hearings by representatives of veterans groups, representatives of programs serving veterans, and disabled veterans, among others. In general, witnesses were pleased with the legislation, which provides up to $10,000 to employers to train a veteran to become a permanent employee and other incentives created to attract employers. Witnesses noted, however, concerns among veterans about eligibility requirements, training provisions, payments from the government to employers, and the relationship between veteran and employer when one or the other does not live up to the terms of the training agreement. Those who testified cited an urgent need to make employers and veterans more aware of the programs available through the legislation, and especially methods of informing employers about the program and convincing them that they would not have to go through layers of bureaucracy. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Cost Effectiveness, Disabilities, Employer Attitudes, Employment Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Training Allowances, Veterans, Veterans Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.