ERIC Number: ED363702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The New Dislocated Worker. Trends and Issues Alerts.
In the past, worker displacement resulting from structural changes in the economy remained confined to industrial occupations such as manufacturing. The recent trends toward corporate restructuring, global competition, and military downsizing have created new groups of dislocated workers, including upper and middle management and military personnel. Among the trends associated with white-collar worker displacement are the following: emergence of entrepreneurship as an alternative to corporate work, emergence of support groups to assist with job search, reexamination of traditional job search strategies, manifestation of differences in the ways males and females cope with job loss, disproportionate unemployment among older workers, and reassessment of careers. Adult, career, and vocational educators can respond to worker displacement in a number of ways, including the following: providing entrepreneurship training and ongoing support for individuals starting small businesses, offering classes in job-search strategies, and providing career counseling services to help individuals prepare for careers that may include involuntary job loss. (This trend and issues summary includes an annotated bibliography of 18 print resources and 7 resource organizations that can be consulted for additional information about the new displaced workers.) (MN)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.