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New York State Displaced Homemaker Program ##TOP##

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, displaced homemakers are considered dislocated workers. Through a network of Career Centers, the New York State Department of Labor provides a variety of services to displaced homemakers (e.g. dislocated workers) including but not limited to:

new york state displaced homemaker program

The goal of the Displaced Homemaker Programs is for people to expand the employment and self sufficiency options of displaced homemakers. If you, or someone you know, may benefit from this program, contact the Displaced Homemaker Program nearest you.

This intensive program provides qualified displaced homemakers the opportunity to learn current, marketable skills to return to the workforce. There is no cost to eligible participants (single parents, widowed, disabled spouse, divorced, separated, unemployed spouse). All applicants must be unemployed or underemployed, and must provide proof of Displaced Homemaker status according to NYS Department of Labor guidelines.

New York State has a remarkably effective program called Re-Entry- Displaced Homemaker Program [``The `workfare' experiment,'' Feb. 26]. Typical clients are women ages 35-60 who are divorced or widowed and unexpectedly thrust into the job market. They are actively seeking a positive alternative to going on welfare. The cost/return figures of the program are $800/$17,000; that is, it costs the state about $800 for the training and counseling provided to one client. In the first year of employment after completion of the program, the average client earns about $17,000.

Guardian House, a transitional residence for women, is the only supportive housing program for homeless female veterans in New York state, and one of just seven in the entire United States that is funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

(d) programs established or benefits provided under federal and stateunemployment compensation laws by consideration of full-time homemakersas workers eligible for such benefits or programs. 2. Through coordination with the department of labor, conduct a studyto determine the feasibility of and appropriate procedures for allowingdisplaced homemakers to participate in programs established or benefitsprovided under;

Q. Well, I guess my fear is that sometimes when they go to the local level, you'll find that if you don't have any constraints on how they spend the block grant, very often the money that they save money on is women and children. Very often when there's budget cuts, it's kind of women and children first. And it happens at all different levels. And I would hope that we'd see some real direction; that if that's going to be the focus of the thing, that we make sure when they take the block grant money that they don't cut out displaced homemakers or something because they don't have the political clout in the city hall to fight back. And I guess that's what I'm really saying. Let's make sure people don't get hurt or that certain things don't totally disappear if we're going to restructure how they're administered.

Using a sample from the National Longitudinal Survey of Work Experience of Women, this study empirically examines the factors that determine wages for a sample of middle-aged displaced homemakers who reenter the labor force after displacement. Education, occupational training, health, size of the labor market, and length of search time are found significantly to affect reentry wages for this group.

Women Aware, Inc. (Sioux City, Iowa) recordsWomen Aware, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Sioux City, Iowa, which was started in 1979. Its primary focus is on displaced homemakers and single parent homemakers, providing advocacy, education, information, counseling, referral and support.Repository: Iowa Women's Archives

The papers document women's rights activist Janet Cukor's involvement in efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the state of Georgia, and her participation in the National Women's Conference in Houston, Texas in November 1977, as well as her interest in other women-centered issues such as displaced homemakers, marriage and divorce legislation, and women in the workforce. 350c69d7ab


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