ERIC Number: ED265386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Worker Dislocation: A Policy Study and Selected References on Worker Dislocation and the Unemployment Process. An Annotated Bibliography.
Clark, Marilyn; And Others
Dislocated workers are distinguished from chronically unemployed individuals in that the former have a stable work history and are generally unaware of the community's social services programs and how to use them. Dislocated workers frequently lack job search skills and do not see the transferability of their work skills. Often, they have heavy family and community responsibilities, may have become socially isolated, and may need retraining to become employable again. Although many of these workers may have high school diplomas, they may nevertheless be functionally illiterate. Thus, dislocated workers need the following services to help them return to the labor market: coordination of community services, outplacement service to workers at all levels, support groups, information and referral, education and training services, relocation assistance, and assistance or resource centers. The policy study is followed by an annotated bibliography of approximately 180 works dealing with the problems of dislocated workers and strategies for addressing them. Described in the bibliography are works on such topics as the characteristics of dislocated workers, the extent and causes of the dislocation problem, health and social stresses related to dislocation, social networks and unemployment, retraining and counseling needs, the role of community agencies and local agencies, and the role of the State and Federal governments. (MN)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Change Strategies, Counseling Services, Dislocated Workers, Educational Needs, Emotional Problems, Employment Problems, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Family Problems, Health Needs, Individual Needs, Job Training, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Retraining, Skill Development, Skill Obsolescence, Unemployment, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.