Labor force (51 - 60 of 76 items)
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...
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...
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...
GAO Labor Products (FY 1990-95)
HEHS-95-73R: Published: Feb 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized its written products on the Department of Labor's (DOL) programs and activities from fiscal year (FY) 1990 to February 1995, focusing on key reports on DOL budget categories, including: (1) the Job Training Partnership Act; (2) transition from school to work; (3) consolidation of multiple employment training programs; (4) dislocated worker assist...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Basic Program Data Often Missing
T-HEHS-94-239: Published: Sep 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1994.
GAO discussed multiple employment training programs and the need to ensure that program administrators are accountable for program results. GAO noted that: (1) there are at least 154 programs administered by 14 federal departments and agencies that provide employment training assistance; (2) program administrators should monitor the effectiveness of their programs to maximize the federal investmen...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Major Overhaul Is Needed
T-HEHS-94-109: Published: Mar 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1994.
GAO discussed federal employment training programs and the Administration's proposal for consolidating programs that specifically target dislocated workers. GAO noted that: (1) a major overhaul and consolidation of the existing 154 programs is needed to create an effective and efficient employment training system; (2) the current fragmented system is administered by 14 different federal agencies;...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Overlapping Programs Can Add Unnecessary Administrative Costs
HEHS-94-80: Published: Jan 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal employment training assistance, focusing on the: (1) extent that targeted populations and program services overlap; and (2) adverse effects of any potential overlaps in service.GAO found that: (1) although the government attempts to provide employment training assistance to disadvantaged people to help meet the challenges of...
Dislocated Workers: Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Flawed
T-HRD-94-4: Published: Oct 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1993.
GAO discussed federal efforts to assist dislocated workers through the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. GAO noted that: (1) approximately 1 million workers lose their jobs annually due to business closures, permanent layoffs, and increased imports; (2) many workers receive assistance from the TAA program to help them reenter the workforce; (3) TAA benefits are not equally accessible to a...
Multiple Employment Programs
HRD-93-26R: Published: Jun 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal employment training programs and the difficulty in coordinating client services. GAO held that: (1) the fragmented federal employment training system creates problems for job seekers, employers, and administrators; (2) the lack of access to information about what services programs offer can create confusion for job seekers about which progr...