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ERIC Number: EJ979791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1044-8004
The Perceptions of Dislocated Workers under the Workforce Investment Act
Wilson, Michael S.; Brown, James M.
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v23 n3 p389-410 Aut 2012
This descriptive qualitative case study investigated the perceptions of dislocated workers offered program services through the Workforce Investment Act's (WIA) Dislocated Worker program in Minnesota. This research focused on recently dislocated workers who lost their jobs through no fault of their own and hence were eligible for unemployment insurance. Semistructured interviews were conducted with a total of nine participants, who described their perceptions of their experiences of being offered services by the Minnesota Dislocated Worker program. The participants' perceptions were analyzed based on socially responsible human resource development. Participants confirmed they had reservations about using government services, and were stressed about career counseling and job search services. These results may stimulate further debate regarding public policies affecting dislocated workers, and implications for practice are provided along with future research suggestions. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998