ERIC Number: ED381661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan-19
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Act. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training and Life-Long Learning of the Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities.
This document records the oral and written testimony concerning the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Act from a panel of witnesses representing health and human services and welfare departments in New Jersey, California, Wisconsin, and of program heads for employment development in those states. The witnesses, although having a variety of viewpoints, agreed generally on the following: an emphasis on job placement is necessary to reduce welfare rolls; short-term training should be given; and services such as child care are needed if parents are to obtain and keep jobs. The participants also expressed a need for states to have more flexibility and less paperwork in their JOBS programs so that they could respond to local conditions. Some panelists were more optimistic than others that welfare recipients could be phased off welfare rolls and into work within 2 years, as called for in recent proposals. (KC)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Hearings, Job Skills, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, State Programs, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform
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 Economic and Educational Opportunities.