Accession Number : ADA305410

Title :   Outcome Evaluation of the Army Career and Alumni Program's Job Assistance Centers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 93-May 95,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Sadacca, Robert ; Laurence, Janice H. ; DiFazio, Ani S. ; Rauch, H. J. ; Hintz, D. W.

PDF Url : ADA305410

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 153

Abstract : The Army Career and Alumni Program offers transition services to servicemembers and their families as well as to Army civilian employees who are separating from the service. This report evaluates the functions of the Job Assistance Centers (JAC) at which these services are provided. Approximately 3,000 ex-servicemembers (Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force), spouses, and separated civilian employees who transitioned between 1 October 1992 and 30 September 1993 were interviewed. The evaluation revealed that the more job search assistance services individuals received and the more satisfied they were with these services, the more they felt prepared for and achieved success in the civilian job market. Also, respondents who received more JAC-type services and who were satisfied with them felt more positive about recommending the military. Each job assistance service received increased annual earnings by $419.00, holding other factors constant. Given that the average 'one time' cost of JAC per client is $160.00, a net benefit is evident.

Descriptors :   *JOB TRAINING, *CAREERS, *SURVEYS, *TRANSITIONS, *MILITARY SEPARATION, MILITARY FACILITIES, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, ARMY PERSONNEL, DEMOGRAPHY, FAMILY MEMBERS, VARIABLES, COSTS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, BENEFITS, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, INCOME, FACTOR ANALYSIS, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), INTERVIEWING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE