ERIC Number: ED259095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Challenge: Northwestern Communities Move to Help Dislocated Workers. Ideas for Action in Education and Work.
Five local collaborative efforts in several Northwest states addressed the problems created by worker dislocation in unique ways. Each partnership involved educational agencies and other key actors such as employers, organized labor, and government agencies. When the Department of Labor awarded a dislocated worker retraining demonstration grant to the Mid-Willamette Jobs Council (Salem, Oregon), it merged with a project of Chemeketa Community College. The college became the retraining institution, with the Job Assistance Network providing other job assistance services. When Scott Paper Company closed a division in Northwest Washington, representatives of the company, the National Alliance of Business, and the International Workers of America local planned the Skagit/Snohomish Dislocated Worker Assistance Project. Workers received help in job search methods through workshops and support services. The labor movement responded to projected layoffs in Montana's lumber and natural resource development industries with "Project Challenge: Work Again." Efforts focused on older workers with few job-seeking skills. When Idaho faced the loss of several large employers, the Consortium of Area Vocational Education Schools sponsored a workshop for dislocated workers. The King County (Washington) Unemployed Committee developed the "Unemployment Resource Guide" to provide information and list sources of information and assistance. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.