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ERIC Number: ED265374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Re-employment for Dislocated Workers: The Jobs Training Partnership Act Experience in Maryland.
Solomon, Janet Stern
A study examined the effectiveness of Title III of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) in providing employment and training assistance for dislocated workers in Maryland. Four areas--participants, program content, funding, and performance--were assessed. Despite its imperfections, JTPA seemed to do a good job of establishing a partnership of public agencies, employers, and labor representatives. More reemployment training than occupational skills training was being conducted under Title III, and eligible candidates were choosing immediate reemployment rather than 6 to 12 months of skills training, even though this frequently meant making transitions from manufacturing jobs with generous compensation packages to service sector jobs with low wages and limited benefits. It was concluded that deleting the currently existing restriction against receiving unemployment benefits while participating in JTPA-funded retraining could enable far more trainees to afford the longer-term solution than is now the case. If success is defined as placements into unsubsidized employment, the Maryland program has certainly been successful. Of the 761 persons who terminated their participation in JTPA-funded reemployment training in fiscal year 1984, 502 (66 percent) reported entering unsubsidized employment. The JTPA performance orientation seems to result in higher unsubsidized employment rates than did the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), although CETA did not maintain separate records for dislocated workers. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982