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Human Resources
Unemployed and Underemployed
You Too Can Participate in International Women's Year 1975
What Is Affirmative Action?
Know Your Schools - (Do You?)
Public Workshop on Sex Bias in Education
Are Empty Jets Flying to the West Coast Burning Up Fuel?
State Convention - May 16-17 (tentative)
Board News
Congratulations on their Successful Elections to LWVers
Know Your Schools Questionnaire

Unemployed and Underemployed

The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) of 1973 began a new era for federal manpower teams. It incorporates the essential principles of Special Revenue Sharing in the human services area. This legislation replaces the Manpower Development and Training Act (1962), manpower sections of the Economic Opportunity Act (1964), and the Emergency Employment Act (1971) which provided for Job Corps, Neighborhood Youth Corps, New Careers, and other work-experience programs such as Operation Mainstream.

The purpose of CETA is to provide job training and opportunities for economically disadvantaged, unemployed and underemployed, and to assure that training and other services lead to maximum employment and self-sufficiency.

CETA is composed of six titles, Title II being the Public Service Employment program. It authorizes jobs in beautification, conservation programs, crime prevention, fire protection, health care, education, housing and neighborhood improvements, solid waste removal, transportation and other services normally provided by government. Unemployment must be at 6.5% in the state for three months; applicants unemployed for 30 days; and preferences given to veterans, heads of households, welfare recipients, women,

Title I authorizes job training such as construction skills (welders, glaziers), tourism services, warehousemen, truck and bus drivers, electricians and mechanics. It does not expand or develop new business.

According to Ed Brantz, Honolulu Job Resources Center director, 800 county positions and 350 state positions have been filled.

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