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Employment Training: Successful Projects Share Common Strategy
T-HEHS-96-127: Published: Apr 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the merits of 6 highly successful employment training programs for economically disadvantaged adults. GAO found that the programs: (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; (2) have a fairly succe...
Job Training Partnership Act: Long-Term Earnings and Employment Outcomes
HEHS-96-40: Published: Mar 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the long-term earnings and employment rates for Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) participants with those for non-participants.GAO found that: (1) JTPA participants receiving training had significantly higher earnings and employment rates than non-participants during the early stages of the program; and (2) annual earnings and employment rates fo...
Job Corps: Comparison of Federal Program With State Youth Training Initiatives
HEHS-96-92: Published: Mar 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified state and local youth training programs that incorporate four basic characteristics of the Job Corps Program: (1) serving a severely disadvantaged population; (2) providing basic education instruction; (3) focusing on vocational training services; and (4) providing those services in a residential setting.GAO found that: (1) while many state and l...
Job Corps Program
HEHS-96-61R: Published: Nov 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Job Corps Program is operating at the state-level. GAO noted that: (1) nationally, about 54 percent of Job Corps participants received Job Corps training in their state of residence in 1993, but the percentage per state varied considerably; (2) 6 states had no Job Corps centers operating within their borders; and (3) states'...
Department of Labor: Senior Community Service Employment Program Delivery Could Be Improved Through Legislative and Administrative Actions
HEHS-96-4: Published: Nov 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1995.
GAO examined the Department of Labor's (DOL) Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), focusing on: (1) DOL process for awarding SCSEP grants; (2) the extent to which DOL equitably distributes SCSEP funds; and (3) SCSEP administrative costs.GAO found that: (1) in order to maintain 1978 activity levels, the Older Americans Act (OAA) requires DOL to award SCSEP grants to national sponsors...
Senior Community Service Employment: Program Delivery Could Be Improved Through Legislative and Administrative Actions
T-HEHS-96-57: Published: Nov 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its findings on the Department of Labor's Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). GAO noted that: (1) consistent with Older American Act (OAA) provisions, Labor distributes SCSEP funds through noncompetitive grants to national organizations and state agencies which in turn use the funds to finance community service employment projects...
Department of Labor: Rethinking the Federal Role in Worker Protection and Workforce Development
T-HEHS-95-125: Published: Apr 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1995.
GAO discussed ways to improve the Department of Labor while making it smaller and more effective. GAO noted that: (1) the number and complexity of workplace laws and regulations has increased over the past 60 years, making employers' compliance with and Labor's enforcement of these mandates more difficult; (2) Labor's approach to enforcement is labor-intensive and relies on inspections and penalti...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Information Crosswalk on 163 Employment Training Programs
HEHS-95-85FS: Published: Feb 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on each of 163 employment training programs, focusing on: (1) fiscal year 1995 appropriations; (2) summary of the program purpose as it relates to employment training activities; (3) authorizing legislation; (4) program target groups; and (5) type of employment training assistance provided.GAO found that: (1) the current number of emplo...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Major Overhaul Needed to Create a More Efficient, Customer-Driven System
T-HEHS-95-70: Published: Feb 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1995.
GAO discussed the government's multiple employment training assistance programs. GAO noted that: (1) many programs target the same clients, share the same goals, and deliver similar services while maintaining separate and duplicate administrative and delivery structures; (2) the multiplicity and fragmentation of such programs confuse and frustrate clients, employers, and administrators because the...
Department of Labor: Opportunities to Realize Savings
T-HEHS-95-55: Published: Jan 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1995.
GAO discussed the Department of Labor's programs, focusing on potential budget reductions and rescissions. GAO noted that: (1) two thirds of Labor's budget consists of mandatory spending on unemployment insurance and other income maintenance programs; (2) there are a number of employment training assistance programs, particularly those under the Job Training Partnership Act, that have trouble spen...