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Multiple Employment and Training Programs: Providing Information on Colocating Services and Consolidating Administrative Structures Could Promote Efficiencies
GAO-11-92: Published: Jan 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 2011.
Federally funded employment and training programs play an important role in helping job seekers obtain employment. The Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services (HHS) largely administer these programs. GAO's objectives were to determine: (1) whether the number of federal employment and training programs and funding for them have changed since our 2003 report, (2) what kinds of...
Job Corps: Better Targeted Career Training and Improved Preenrollment Information Could Enhance Female Residential Student Recruitment and Retention
GAO-09-470: Published: Jun 2, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 2009.
Established in 1964, Job Corps is the nation's largest residential, educational, and career training program for economically disadvantaged youths. Administered by the Department of Labor (Labor), Job Corps received about $1.6 billion in program year 2007 and served about 60,000 students. Some have expressed concern that Job Corps centers are not meeting planned enrollment goals, particularly for...
Workforce Investment Act: States and Localities Increasingly Coordinate Services for TANF Clients, but Better Information Needed on Effective Approaches
GAO-02-696: Published: Jul 3, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 2002.
The 1998 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) required states to provide most federally funded employment-related services through one-stop centers. Two years earlier, welfare reform legislation created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant which provided flexibility to states to focus on helping needy adults with children find and maintain employment. Nearly all states reported...
Workforce Investment Act: Coordination Between TANF Programs and One-Stop Centers Is Increasing, but Challenges Remain
GAO-02-500T: Published: Mar 12, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2002.
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) brought most federally funded employment and training services into a single, one-stop center system. Coordination between Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs and one-stop centers has increased since the act was implemented in 2000. Nearly all states reported some coordination at either the state or the local level. Most often, coordination to...
Multiple Employment and Training Programs: Overlapping Programs Indicate Need for Closer Examination of Structure
GAO-01-71: Published: Oct 13, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 2000.
A strong competitive workforce is necessary for success in today's era of technological advances and increased global competition. Congress wants to ensure that employment and training programs foster a coherent and efficient approach to helping individuals find jobs in an environment characterized by changing labor demands. GAO identified 40 federally funded employment and training programs for w...
Workforce Investment Act: Implementation Status and the Integration of TANF Services
T-HEHS-00-145: Published: Jun 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the integration of services at one-stop centers provided under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, focusing on: (1) the status of states' efforts to implement WIA and the extent to which TANF services are integrated into the new workforce investment system; (2) the challenges state...
Senior Community Service Employment: Program Reauthorization Issues That Affect Serving Disadvantaged Seniors
T-HEHS-99-126: Published: May 19, 1999. Publicly Released: May 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the reauthorization of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), focusing on the: (1) effect of the hold harmless provision on allocating funds to where needy elderly live; and (2) impact of the annual appropriations statutes on the distribution of SCSEP positions within states.GAO noted that: (1) existing legislative requirements g...
Senior Community Service Employment Program: Status of National Sponsor Grants
HEHS-98-115R: Published: Apr 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on several issues discussed in its work on the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), focusing on the: (1) amount of SCSEP grant funds provided to each of the national sponsor grantees; (2) amount of federal funds the national sponsors' grant agreement budgets designated for headquarters administration, local administratio...
Job Corps: Where Participants Are Recruited, Trained, and Placed in Jobs
HEHS-96-140: Published: Jul 17, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) locations of Job Corps centers and their capacity by state; (2) extent to which Job Corps participants are trained and placed in jobs in the state in which they reside; and (3) reasons why participants are sent to centers outside their state of residence.GAO found that: (1) Job Corps program capacity differs among states because the number...
Employment Training: Successful Projects Share Common Strategy
HEHS-96-108: Published: May 7, 1996. Publicly Released: May 7, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the merits of 6 highly successful employment training programs for economically disadvantaged adults.GAO found that successful employment training projects: (1) serve adults with little high school education, limited basic skills and English language proficiency, few marketable job skills, and past histories of substance abuse and domestic violence...