U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210
January 4, 1994
|DIRECTIVE||:||TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 26-93|
|TO||:||ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
|FROM||:||BARBARA ANN FARMER
for Regional Management
|SUBJECT||:||New DOL Report --"Workplace Literacy and the Nation's Unemployed Workers"|
Purpose. To notify the States of the availability of a new publication -- "Workplace Literacy and the Nation's Unemployed Workers." The report was prepared by ETA staff based on a survey done by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), of Princeton, New Jersey.
Background. The report analyzes the effect of workplace literacy on the labor market experiences of JTPA and ES/UI participants, the determinants of workplace literacy, and some approaches by which the literacy level of participants may be enhanced in employment and training programs. It also emphasizes the importance of workplace literacy as an integral component of human resource policy.
The 175-page document contains extensive analysis of survey data and includes comprehensive statistical material.
Action Required. Please distribute copies of the report to appropriate officials within the States.
Inquiries. Direct inquiries to Aida Hilliard (202) 219-7664 or to the appropriate ETA Regional Administrator.
Separate Cover. Bulk supplies of the report.
NOTE: Item(s) not available to DMS