Employment assistance programs (21 - 30 of 66 items)
Employment Service: Leadership Needed to Improve Performance
T-HRD-91-4: Published: Oct 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1990.
GAO discussed the U.S. Employment Service's (ES) basic labor exchange program. GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Labor (DOL) gave state governments broad authority to implement ES programs; (2) ES placement performance varied by states and local offices, primarily due to state and local practices within the control of ES managers; (3) state management practices associated with better performan...
Employment Service: Preliminary Analysis of Policies and Practices Related to Performance
T-HRD-90-5: Published: Oct 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1989.
GAO discussed its review of the Employment Service's job placement activities, focusing on state and local program management policies and practices related to effective performance. GAO noted that, although differences in regional economic and demographic conditions influenced some offices' job placement performance, the best performing offices were more likely to: (1) interact extensively with J...
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...
Job Training Partnership Act: Participants, Services, and Outcomes
T-HRD-88-31: Published: Sep 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1988.
GAO discussed its review of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), focusing on the: (1) characteristics of individual participants; (2) kinds and intensity of services they received; and (3) occupations in which they received employment after leaving the program. GAO found that: (1) in the two job readiness groups, the program served significantly fewer school dropouts than among the eligible po...
Dislocated Workers: Local Programs and Outcomes Under the Job Training Partnership Act
HRD-87-41: Published: Mar 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Dislocated Worker Program, specifically the: (1) results achieved, such as placement rates and average wage levels; and (2) assistance provided to participants, including skill training.GAO found that: (1) JTPA projects reported that they placed 69 percent of their participants in jobs at an average wage of $6.61 per hour; (2) the average wage w...
[Comments on H.R. 4929 and H.R. 4986]
B-219521: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on two proposed bills that would change the employment-related programs for recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits. One bill would require each state to establish a comprehensive work program with a central intake and registration process and with services selected on the basis of applicability to individual clien...
Job Training Partnership Act: Data Collection Efforts and Needs
HRD-86-69BR: Published: Mar 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1986.
GAO provided information on the Department of Labor's (DOL) Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) data collection system, focusing on: (1) the adequacy of the system; (2) proposed revisions to DOL reporting requirements; and (3) the extent to which these revisions address system shortcomings.GAO found that: (1) the proposed revisions should eliminate many of the system's shortcomings; (2) the revise...
Reserve Components: Army Personnel Qualification Data Could Be Improved
NSIAD-86-53: Published: Mar 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve to determine whether the Army had an effective means of: (1) qualifying individual reservists to meet their job requirements; and (2) evaluating individual soldier proficiency.GAO found that the Army had already identified several problems affecting Reserve component training and had either initiated or planned actions to correct them; howe...
The Job Training Partnership Act Performance Standards and Information Systems
129345: Mar 11, 1986
GAO discussed S. 2069, proposed amendments to the Job Training Partnership Act, focusing on potential implementation problems related to two provisions which would require the Department of Labor to expeditiously establish performance standards for the attainment of youth employment competencies and the longer-term success of participants in the labor market. GAO studies showed that: (1) Labor's d...
Emergency Jobs Act of 1983: Projects Funded in the Cleveland, Ohio, Metropolitan Area
HRD-86-43: Published: Jan 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of the Emergency Jobs Appropriations Act of 1983, specifically the status of projects funded by the act in the Cleveland, Ohio, metropolitan area.GAO noted that the act requires federal agencies and states to use the funds, to the extent practicable, in a manner which maximizes the immediate creation of new employment opportuniti...