ERIC Number: ED348414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the Labor Market Status of Black New Yorkers. Policy and Program Recommendations. Report of the Labor and Employment Subcommittee. Volume 6, Labor and Employment.
New York Governor's Advisory Committee for Black Affairs, Albany.
Effective strategies to raise the employment and income levels of blacks in New York State must be comprehensive, balanced, and informed. Past efforts have failed because they have been narrow, short-run, imbalanced, or based on poor or incomplete information. The State's black population is most heavily concentrated in New York City, where the economy has dramatically shifted from industry to services. While black enterprise development is symbolically useful, better programs to develop small enterprise will have a greater effect. The following effective program approaches deserve special attention: (1) better use of on-the-job education and training, more accessible pathways to higher level jobs, and tutorial and personal support to insure upward mobility for lower level workers; (2) targeted affirmative action efforts to improve the strength of employer resources used to recruit, train, retrain, and upgrade workers; (3) elimination of employer requirements which limit or exclude minority groups from access to jobs or promotions; (4) new and expanded use of apprenticeships to provide access to jobs for youth; (5) implementation of outreach programs for dropouts; (6) economic development programs with a wider focus and better targeting that use the economic potential of the boroughs of New York City other than Manhattan; and (7) innovative use of two- and four-year colleges to support workers who do not seem to respond well to standard higher educational experiences. A 30-item bibliography is appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Governor's Advisory Committee for Black Affairs, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York; New York (New York)