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Manpower and Employment Programs

President Johnson, in his 1968 State of the Union Message, gave high priority to the requirement for more and useful jobs for the tens of thousands of unemployed and underemployed who are victims of the poverty cycle. Immediate action to provide thousands of additional worthwhile jobs (not make-work type employment) was one of the urgent recommendations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Disorders in its report of March 1968, President Johnson proposed that the Federal government, together with private industry, train a minimum of 500,000 of the hard-core unemployed within the next three years. To accomplish this training, he requested a $2.1 billion manpower program for FY 1969, which is a 25% increase over the current program┬░ s funding. This increase in funds, according to the Administration, would enable the government to reach 1.3 million Americans through its manpower programs --300,000 more than participated in such programs in fiscal 1967.

A new partnership between government and private industry is in the making through the proposed new employment program, which is known as Job Opportunities in the Business Sector (JOBS). The National Alliance of Businessmen, with Henry Ford II as Chairman, will work with local business executives in the 50 largest cities toward implementing the community JOBS effort.

The primary function of JOBS will be an extensive on-the-job training program to provide basic education, occupational training, and work experience. The government, through the state employment offices will seek out and identify the hard-core unemployed and place them with the various cooperating industries┬░ Any costs of training above those the company would normally absorb in training an employee will be offset by Federal payments.

The Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA) of 1962, as amended, is the authority which provides primarily for the federal cooperation of the Labor Department in the JOBS program.

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Lucile Mundy, Barbara Nutter, and Evelyn Oishi were invited as observers to the National Alliance of Businessmen Conference held on April 16, It was truly impressive to observe Honolulu businessmen responding to the problem of the hard core unemployed. Their goal is to provide 400 permanent jobs and 1,000 part-time summer jobs.

The LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF HONOLULU ANNOUNCED ITS SUPPORT OF THE GOALS OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF BUSINESSMEN IN LETTERS TO GOVERNOR JOHN E. BURNS, MR. HUNG WAI CHING, MEITOPOLITAN CHAIRMAN OF THE NAB, AND TO THE EDITORS OF THE HONOLULU STAR BULLETIN AND THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER.

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