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Vocational Services in Soviet Jewish Resettlement: The Challenge for the Nineties

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Publication Date: January 1990

Publisher(s): Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)

Author(s): Mark Handelman; Alfred P. Miller

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 67:2

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Labor (Employment and labor supply)
Population and demographics (Immigrants and aliens)

Keywords: Soviet Jewry; Immigration; Employment

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Given the changes in the American economy and the characteristics of the recently arrived Soviet immigrants, the traditional reliance on a strategy of direct placement into employment may be dysfunctional. Greater emphasis on economic development, innovative networking initiatives and specific vocational training approaches should result in higher placement rates and long-term job retention.