Box 15, Folder 11, Document 29

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I, Federally Funded Program

The approximately 75 federally funded "job slots" being made available to
the City of Atlanta for the Summer by Economic Opportunity Atlanta and continu-
ing employment of "hard-core" unemployed youth can be utilized hy the various
departments as outlined roughly on the attached listing. More than 100 persons
have been requested by reporting departments and, if additional federal funds
are allocated, other job slots can be developed by a follow-up of previous oral
and written communications with the various departments.

For maximum success in this endeavor, based on unfortunate experience
in a somewhat larger and more ambitious program three years ago, the following
suggestions are made:

1. That screening and selective placement be effected by the City
Personnel Department after initial screening by the various
Neighborhood Youth Center referring agencies.

That no more than five enrollees be assigned to a qualified,
informed, and concerned supervisor for counselling purposes.:
(New jobs with N.Y.C., at level above enrollee)

That a regular weekly group session for all these summer enrollees~-
plus all of the presently enrolled N.Y.C. workers -- be instituted
as an important, integral, required program phase. Groups could
visit various City facilities by proper advance planning; and civic,
civil, and social amenities could be the indirect’ objective.

That Rule 59, Labor Laws of Georgia, 1963 edition, relating to the
lifting of 30# or more for minors and women be modified to allow

less restricted employment of youths age 16 and 17. (Mr. Murray
Silver, State Labor Department Attorney, February 5, 1968, advised
that such modification was to be effected.) I have requested assis~
tance of the State Commissioner of Labor in securing a liberalization
of this restrictive rule.

II. Existing Job Vacancites

Consideration is being given to whether it is feasible or legal to post-
pone for the duration of the summer months the establishment of civil service
registers in classes such as Auditorium Utility Worker I, Automotive Serviceman I,
Clerk, Community Recreation Leader, Engineering Aide I, Incinerator Operator I,
Semi-Skilled Worker, Treatment Plant Operator, Zoo Attendant, Laborer, and Waste
Collector so that as many as possible of such positions may be filled by unem-
ployed youth.

III. Other Recommendations

It is suggested that certain programs, such as the City's federally
funded ABC program be expanded into a variety of community service areas
or into existing City service programs; e.g., nursery service programs or
Zoo staffing subordinate assignments. These expanded programs would enable
employment of female older workers who are family breadwinners. Their
employment on a regular basis would begin to establish the necessary

stability in the family unit.

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