ERIC Number: ED392899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Status of Summer Youth Employment Programs. Final Report.
Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Representatives of 50 Service Delivery Areas (SDAs), including the nation's 20 largest urban SDAs, were interviewed by telephone to determine the extent to which disadvantaged youth are likely to find summer jobs in the private sector in the absence of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Title IIB (Summer Youth Employment and Training Program [SYETP]) funding and to find ways of encouraging private firms to hire disadvantaged youth. Only a limited number of summer employment programs were found to be currently available outside the SYETP program. It was estimated that fewer than 25% of youths currently enrolled in SYETP would have been able to find jobs without the program. According to the SDA representatives interviewed, it is unlikely that the private sector will continue provide a significant portion of the jobs currently funded by JTPA in the absence of the SYETP program. Publicly recognizing participating firms and enlisting business organizations in job development and promotion efforts were considered the most effective approaches to eliciting increased private sector hiring of economically disadvantaged youth in the future. (Appendixes constituting approximately 60% of this document contain lists of the 50 SDAs surveyed and 20 urban SDAs with the highest enrollments and descriptions of SYETP activities in each SDA.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.