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Back to Work: United States : Improving the Re-employment Prospects of Displaced Workers / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Author/Creator:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Publication:
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2016.
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (152 pages)
Series:
Back to Work 23063831.
Back to Work 23063831.
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Subjects:
Employment.
Local subjects:
United States. (search)
Summary:
Job displacement (involuntary job loss due to firm closure or downsizing) affects many workers over their lifetime. Displaced workers may face long periods of unemployment and, even when they find new jobs, tend to be paid less and have fewer benefits than in their prior jobs. Helping them get back into good jobs quickly should be a key goal of labour market policy. This report is part of a series of nine reports looking at how this challenge is being tackled in a number of OECD countries. It shows that the United States has a relatively high rate of job displacement and that only one in two affected workers find a new job within one year. Older displaced workers and those with a low level of education fare worst. Contrary to most other OECD countries, displaced workers have long been a target group for policy intervention, and a number of system features, like rapid response services, are promising. But the success of US policies is limited because overall funding for the workforce development system is insufficient and because only trade-related job displacement comes with generous entitlement for training and better benefits.
Contents:
Programmes promoting the re-employment of displaced workers in the United States
Access to and adequacy of income support for displaced workers in the United States
Early intervention and prevention of job displacement in the United States
Job displacement in the United States and its consequences
Assessment and recommendations
Executive summary
Acronyms and abbreviations
Foreword.
Notes:
Title from title screen (viewed May 1, 2017).
Contributor:
SourceOECD (Online Service)
ISBN:
9789264266513
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.