ERIC Number: ED314529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Labor Shortage--Poverty and Educational Aspects. Hearings on Examining Alternatives Available in Coping with a Projected Labor Shortage in the Future while Facing a Poverty Surplus and Educational Gaps in the Work Force before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session (January 26 and 27, 1989).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document comprises hearings on the poverty and educational aspects of the labor shortage. Twenty witnesses testified, including Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor Elizabeth Dole, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education Lauro F. Cavazos, legislators, program administrators, and three working mothers. Testimony included the following information: (1) welfare recipients need remedial education and job training as well as support services to move from dependency to self-sufficiency; (2) the JobPlus program (Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an example of how the private sector can work with social service agencies to provide job readiness training; (3) the minimum wage is not sufficient to support a family; (4) the Employment and Training Choices Program (Massachusetts) provides comprehensive health care, child care, and employment training for welfare recipients; (5) America must build a first-class work force capable of responding to domestic and foreign competition by improving the basic skills of youth and upgrading the skills of those currently working, and the workplace must adapt to the increasing number of women in the work force by providing special employee benefits; (6) emphasis needs to be placed on educating non-college bound youth because the supply of unskilled and uneducated labor is increasing while the demand for unskilled labor is declining; (7) federal education funds should focus on higher expectations, greater access to education, and more accountability in the educational system; (8) federal, state, and local programs should focus on early childhood education, parent involvement, and teacher preparation. The responses of Secretary Dole and Secretary Cavazos to questions from the Committee and a table illustrating the household budget of a working mother are appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Needs, Family Financial Resources, Hearings, Job Training, Labor Needs, Low Income Groups, Poverty, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Working Poor
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.