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Labor - Georgia Employment and Training Council - Ceta Annual Reports

Identifier: 016-09-020

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This series consists of annual reports providing an overview of Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) objectives and accomplishments in Georgia during fiscal years, 1975 - 1983. The Georgia Employment and Training Council of the Department of Labor prepared the reports for the Governor in compliance with Section 107 of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973. The Act utilized a decentralized approach for resolving national problems of the unemployed, underemployed, and disadvantaged while, at the same time, undertaking employment and training problems unique to the various states and local areas. The establishment of a network of administrative units called prime sponsors (units or combinations of local governments having a population of 100,000 or more) for the operation of CETA programs gave local governments the flexibility to design services according to area needs. High unemployment during the 1970s led Congress to enact legislation which expanded existing CETA programs or established new ones to develop job opportunities. The CETA amendments of 1978, which extended CETA for an additional four years, emphasized greater involvement of the private sector. This stress upon the private sector's role and the shift of power from Washington to the states was continued in the Reagan administration's Job Training Partnership Act of 1982 which superseded CETA which expired in 1983. In compliance with the original Act, the Georgia Employment and Training Council was established in 1974 and was attached to the Office of the Governor. Governor George Busbee, in 1975, authorized the Department of Labor to act on his behalf in all matters relating to State prime sponsorship, thus transferring responsibility for the Council to the Department. The Council coordinated CETA functions within the state.

The annual reports are generally divided into six major sections: Overview of CETA, Grants, Georgia Employment and Training Council, (a) membership, (b) activities, Prime sponsor profiles, Georgia economic and demographic characteristics, and Appendix, (a) executive orders, (b) status reports. They are profusely illustrated by graphs, charts, and maps.


  • Created: 1975-1983


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The series is arranged chronologically by fiscal year.

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