Labor force (61 - 70 of 76 items)
Dislocated Workers: Implementation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
T-HRD-93-6: Published: Feb 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1993.
GAO discussed the implementation and effects of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), focusing on: (1) the number of closures and layoffs covered by the act; (2) employers' notices of closures and layoffs; and (3) employers' view of the act's impact on their workers and businesses. GAO noted that: (1) in 1990, 64 percent of layoffs affecting 50 or more employees in firms em...
OCG-93-19TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized information on federal labor issues facing Congress and the new administration.GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Labor needs to foster competition and assist workers to adapt to the changing environment of the workplace; (2) Labor faces significant challenges because of an inadequate education system, an increasing unskilled workforce, and a...
Employment Service: Improved Leadership Needed for Better Performance
HRD-91-88: Published: Aug 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) identified factors influencing variations in local employment service (ES) office job placement performance; and (2) examined the Department of Labor's (DOL) role in guiding and monitoring state and local ES program performance.GAO found that: (1) variations in ES performance are related, in part, to differences in state management strategies and local...
Advance Notice: Public and Private Sector Policy and Practice
T-HRD-91-19: Published: Apr 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1991.
GAO discussed the public and private sector's policies and practices for advance notice of business closures and mass layoffs. GAO noted that: (1) Congress enacted legislation that required states to organize local assistance response teams to encourage the establishment of labor-management committees to help implement assistance to dislocated workers; (2) Congress enacted legislation requiring la...
Employment Service: Variations in Local Office Performance
HRD-89-116BR: Published: Aug 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Employment Service (USES), focusing on: (1) variations in local USES performance across the nation and by state; and (2) the extent to which USES provided applicant services, such as counseling and testing.GAO found that: (1) local USES offices and states varied greatly in their ability to place applicants in jobs; (2) local...
Plant Closings: Information on Advance Notice and Assistance to Dislocated Workers
HRD-87-86BR: Published: Apr 17, 1987. Publicly Released: May 4, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent of assistance and advance notice provided to workers dislocated as the result of plant closings and permanent layoffs.GAO estimated that 16,200 businesses with 50 or more employees either closed or had a permanent layoff, resulting in the dislocation of 1.3 million workers during 1983 and 1984. GAO found that: (1) most of...
Dislocated Workers: Exemplary Local Projects Under the Job Training Partnership Act
HRD-87-70BR: Published: Apr 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on exemplary Job Training Partnership Act dislocated worker projects.GAO found that: (1) projects reported an average placement rate of 69 percent and an average placement wage of $6.61 per hour; (2) although key project features may have contributed to exemplary outcomes, no single combination of factors was always associated with t...
Public Employment Programs in East St. Louis, Illinois
B-171500: Published: Jul 11, 1974. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1982.
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Information on the U.S. Employment Service's Programs, Activities, and Functions
HRD-82-71: Published: Apr 30, 1982. Publicly Released: May 10, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the various functions performed by the U.S. Employment Service, how existing automated systems are used, the ramifications of recent budget cutbacks on the programs, the characteristics of job applicants and Employment Service referrals and placements, a profile of the employment opportunities offered by the Service, employer's opinions of th...
Labor Market Problems of Teenagers Result Largely From Doing Poorly in School
PAD-82-06: Published: Mar 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1982.
GAO was requested to investigate the extent and severity of the teenage unemployment problem, including an analysis of the: (1) significance of the high rate of teenage unemployment; (2) size and characteristics of the group of teenagers in need of help; (3) causes of teenage unemployment and labor force participation; (4) racial differences in teenage unemployment and labor force participation; (...