ERIC Number: ED372258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight Hearings on Dislocated Workers. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session (April 20, July 29, and September 20, 1993).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Small Business.
This document records the oral and written testimony given by witnesses at a series of three Congressional hearings conducted in 1993 to review federal retraining programs for dislocated workers. Witnesses included representatives of federal and state agencies, and Private Industry Councils. Witnesses testified about their programs and what has worked and has not worked in their efforts to retrain dislocated workers. The existing programs were described and suggestions made for improvements, including putting programs in place before layoffs, and shortening the timeframe for retraining programs so workers can afford to complete them. However, according to witnesses, whatever successes have occurred have been tempered by the sluggish economy and the reality that most of the new jobs for which workers can be retrained pay substantially less than the jobs they have lost. (KC)
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Educational Needs, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Hearings, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Retraining, Wages
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Small Business.