Program Authorization: R. S. 23:4
The mission of the Job Placement Program is to establish programs to prepare youth and adults facing serious barriers to employment for participation in the labor force by providing job training and other services.
The goals of the Job Placement Program is to effectively and efficiently deliver labor exchange services in Louisiana to meet the labor market needs of the business community and general population, minimizing unemployment in Louisiana. The program administers and implements federal laws that regulate and facilitate the provision of employment and related services to job seekers and employers in the state.
The Job Placement Program prepares Louisiana's youth and unskilled adults for entry into the labor force and affords job training to those economically disadvantaged, unemployed, dislocated or elderly individuals, and other individuals facing serious barriers to employment, who are in special need of training to obtain productive employment. The Job Training Program activities include the following: JTPA Administration, On the Job Training, Work Experience-Youth, Summer Youth Program, Dislocated Worker Program, Occupational Skills Program, and Basic Skills Program.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with Interagency Transfers and Federal Funds under the provisions of Federal Public Law - 300. The Interagency Transfers are for the School-to-Work Program from the Office of the Governor. The Federal Funds are granted for the purpose of providing job training and employment opportunities for the economically disadvantaged, unemployed, dislocated and elderly workers of the state and for the Welfare to Work Program. Approximately 90% of these funds are mandated by law to be passed through to local service delivery areas.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
Other Means of Financing Substitution(s) – Replace Interagency Transfers with Federal Funds due to the Department of Social Services reduction in the amount of monies being transferred for the LaJet program. The Department of Labor has to make up the difference in Federal Funds to support this program.
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 116.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.0% of the total request ($19,071,793) for this program. The 16% increase is due to the transfer of salaries based on reorganization of the department to bring the funding in line with actual spending projections. This program does not have any positions that have been vacant for 1 year or more.
Management consulting for special training and placement studies related to placement of jobs in Louisiana as compared to the national average to determine overall hiring practices in the United States
Funding provided for the reengineering/continued reorganization of the Department of Labor. Funding will be utilized to cross train individuals within the department on various assignments/areas. This cross training will further reemphasize the one stop shopping missions of the department.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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