U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

JPTA

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TDC

ISSUE DATE

March 16, 1998

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 28-97
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS
 
FROM : DAVID HENSON
Director
Office of Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : Private Sector Summer Jobs Focus Groups' Report

 

  1. Purpose. To announce the publication and distribution of "Report on Focus Groups: National Private Sector Summer Jobs Campaign."

  2. Reference. Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 4-97 and Training and Employment Information Notice No. 25-96.

  3. Background. In September 1997, the Department sponsored focus group discussions to generate comments and ideas on how to improve the Private Sector Summer Jobs Program and to identify problems that need to be correct-ed, so that local program operators and private sector employers can better work together to promote the private sector program. The Department of Labor contracted with Coffey Communications, LLC to provide logistical support for these focus group meetings, which were held in three locations: Chicago, Illinois; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Phoenix, Arizona.

    Coffey Communications staff have developed a report based on the discussions at the focus group meetings. The report also provides guidance from discussions that ETA has initiated with local program operators and private employers on how to expand private sector participation in summer jobs programs for youth. It offers ideas and strategies that program operators have found useful in developing, implementing, and operating summer youth programs.

  4. Distribution. Copies of the report are being provided under separate cover by Coffey Communications, LLC to State JTPA Liaisons. A copy of this publication is also available via the Internet at WWW.WDSC.ORG/SUMMER YOUTH.

  5. Inquiries.  Questions on this TEIN should be directed to your Regional Office.

  6. Separate Cover. "Report on Focus Groups: National Private Sector Summer Jobs Campaign." (JTPA Liaisons only)

 

NOTE: Report not available to DMS