ERIC Number: ED264439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Dealing with Involuntary Job Loss. Northwest Dislocated Worker Projects Address More Than Retraining and Re-employment. Ideas for Action in Education and Work.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.
This issue discusses the problems that frequently accompany involuntary job loss. The types of problems experienced by dislocated workers are discussed under these categories: emotional, family, financial, physical health, job skill obsolescence, and lack of basic academic skills. The report also presents approaches that were taken by four dislocated worker projects in the Northwest to help clients deal with these problems. These projects are described: the Mid-Willamette (Oregon) Job Council, TREE (Training and Re-employment): A Project for Laid-Off Wood Products Workers, I-WON: Idaho Workers Opportunity Network, and Project Challenge: Work Again. Project services are described, and comments from project staff are included concerning the information resources they use to help dislocated workers with the psychological, social, and skill-related problems. The National Alliance of Business Clearinghouse is recommended as a resource to answer questions about the Job Training Partnership Act and other employment-related issues. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.