ERIC Number: ED288097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Worker Dislocation. Case Studies of Causes and Cures.
Cook, Robert F., Ed.
Case studies were made of the following dislocated worker programs: Cummins Engine Company Dislocated Worker Project; GM-UAW Metropolitan Pontiac Retraining and Employment Program; Minnesota Iron Range Dislocated Worker Project; Missouri Dislocated Worker Program Job Search Assistance, Inc.; Hillsborough, North Carolina, Dislocated Worker Project; Cleveland, Ohio, United Labor Agency Dislocated Worker Project; Houston Community College-Texas Employment Commission Dislocated Worker Project; Tacoma, Washington, ASARCO Copper Smelter Dislocated Worker Project; and Dane County, Wisconsin, Dislocated Worker Project. All of these programs had placement rates higher than those of Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA)-funded demonstrations, and only two of the programs for which a wage replacement ratio could be calculated had ratios below that of the CETA demonstrations. Persons in technical occupations appeared to have the least trouble finding new jobs or regaining their old jobs and thus needed such programs less than did persons in nontechnical jobs. It was also found that many eligible workers from given plants never take advantage of dislocated worker programs. The recruitment efforts of programs that were either plant or industry specific tended to rely on management or union involvement, whereas those that were not specific to one plant or industry tended to revolve around the print and television media. None of the programs studied had any educational, attitudinal, or motivational screening procedures. Although the services offered varied widely from program to program, no program offered only a single service, and all the programs offered flexibility and freedom of choice to workers availing themselves of program services. (MN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Colleges, Dislocated Workers, Employment Programs, Government School Relationship, Job Placement, Outplacement Services (Employment), Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Effectiveness, Public Agencies, Retraining
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 300 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Training.
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.