Issues in Civilian Outplacement Strategies:

Issues in Civilian Outplacement Strategies:

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In the past six years, planned downsizing has reduced the civilian work force of the U.S. Department of Defense from over 1 million to just under 850, 000. By 2001, approximately 119, 000 more civilian jobs will be eliminated. The reemployment picture for civilians is not strong, and the economic impact of base closings will also be felt by the surrounding communities. This book presents creative ideas for civilian outplacement based on or suggested by private-sector experiences. It discusses a number of issues that the Department of Defense must consider in its outplacement efforts, including organizational planning for effective outplacement services, whether or not to customize services for particular types of employees, monitoring outplacement practices to learn what works, and working with local communities in providing both job search and social services.New unemployment insurance claimants who found a job within 11 weeks of the initial claim (the qualification period) and held ... programa#39;s take-up rate is very high (84 percent) for those eligible, and the treatment was found to reduce unemployment benefits ... The very favorable Illinois results led to Department of Labor funding for additional experiments in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington.

Title:Issues in Civilian Outplacement Strategies:
Author:Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1996-08-08


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