Employment assistance programs (11 - 20 of 36 items)
RCED-95-167R: Published: May 18, 1995. Publicly Released: May 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) rental assistance programs, focusing on the potential for assisted households to move toward or achieve economic self-sufficiency. GAO noted that based on samples of 1989 data: (1) HUD-assisted renters' median age was 50 years, with 29 percent 34 years or younger, 36 percent bet...
Job Training Partnership Act: Labor Title IV Initiatives Could Improve Relations With Native Americans
HEHS-94-67: Published: Mar 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Indian and Native American Job Training Program, focusing on the: (1) relationship between the Department of Labor and the Native American community with respect to the Native American employment and training program; and (2) extent to which Job Training Partnership Act funds are used to provide training services.GAO found that:...
Self-Sufficiency: Opportunities and Disincentives on the Road to Economic Independence
HRD-93-23: Published: Aug 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO examined how housing and social service policies affect beneficiaries receiving public assistance when they gain employment and experience an increase in income.GAO found that: (1) the amount of income required to become economically independent varies greatly across programs and states; (2) only a small proportion of families with incomes below the pover...
Job Corps Costs and Outcomes
HRD-93-16R: Published: Feb 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the costs, outcomes, and administrative structure of the Job Corps program, focusing on: (1) cost differences between centers run by contractors and federal Civilian Conservation Centers (CCC); (2) outcomes for students trained by national sole-source contractors; and (3) sole-source contractors' hiring of students. GAO noted that: (...
Comments on JTPA Bills
HRD-92-35R: Published: May 20, 1992. Publicly Released: May 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on its review of the impact of participant support on the program outcomes experienced by Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) enrollees. GAO noted that: (1) analysis at five service delivery areas indicated that single parents with a child under 6 years of age more often obtained jobs or experienced some positive outcome; (2) pending legislation w...
Apprenticeship Training: Administration, Use, and Equal Opportunity
HRD-92-43: Published: Mar 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training's (BAT) operations, focusing on: (1) the use of apprenticeships to train workers; (2) federal and state resources dedicated to administering apprenticeships; and (3) the representation of minorities and women in apprenticeships.GAO found that: (1) BAT is responsible for registering or having state agencies...
Student Financial Aid: Characteristics of Jobs Provided Through the College Work-Study Program
HRD-92-72BR: Published: Feb 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information concerning jobs funded through the College Work-Study (CWS) Program, focusing on the extent to which the CWS Program: (1) supports on-campus and off-campus employment; (2) provides jobs related to students' educational or vocational goals; and (3) provides community service jobs that meet the needs of low-income individuals.GAO found th...
Job Training Partnership Act: Racial and Gender Disparities in Services
T-HRD-91-42: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1991.
GAO discussed the Job Training Partnership Act Program (JTPA), focusing on the: (1) extent to which disparities occurred in individual service delivery areas (SDA); and (2) factors contributing to such disparities. GAO noted that: (1) preliminary data indicated that racial disparities existed in training provided to blacks in 11 to 20 percent of the SDA analyzed; (2) in those SDA, white participan...
Job Training Partnership Act: Youth Participant Characteristics, Services, and Outcomes
HRD-90-46BR: Published: Jan 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the characteristics of youth participating in Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs, focusing on youth who were high school graduates or dropouts.GAO found that: (1) of 5,000 surveyed youth participating in 63 JTPA programs, 42 percent of out-of-school youth participants were school dropouts, 53 percent were members of...
Job Training Partnership Act: Information on Set-Aside Funding for Assistance to Older Workers
HRD-90-59FS: Published: Jan 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which states spent their Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) 3-percent funding set-aside to provide employment and training services to economically disadvantaged older workers.GAO found that: (1) although states did not fully expend their set-aside funds, expenditure rates increased from 28 percent in 1984 to 70 percen...