Multiple Employment Training Programs

Major Overhaul Needed to Reduce Costs, Streamline the Bureaucracy, and Improve Results Gao ID: T-HEHS-95-53 January 10, 1995

This testimony discusses the many problems with the current fragmented "system" of federal employment training assistance. Although many of the programs have admirable goals, collectively these add unnecessary administrative costs and confuse and frustrate clients, employers, and administrators. These problems have raised concerns about the efficiency of the current system. Additionally, many agencies do not know whether their programs actually help people get jobs. Thus, the effectiveness of these programs is also in question. This situation convinces GAO that a major overhaul and consolidation of the programs is needed to create an effective and efficient employment training system.

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