(20 ILCS 615/6)
(from Ch. 23, par. 3456)
(a) The multipurpose service centers shall develop
job counseling and placement services by cooperating with
federal, State and local governmental agencies and private
employers. The services shall include:
(1) Counseling displaced homemakers with respect to
appropriate job opportunities;
(2) Identifying community needs and seeking funding for new
public and private sector jobs in relation to this Act;
(3) Providing displaced homemakers training, skills and
referral services to become gainfully employed and independent;
(4) Developing plans to include more displaced homemakers in
existing training and placement programs; and
(5) Referring displaced homemakers to agencies which provide
information and assistance with respect to health care,
financial matters, education,
nutrition and legal problems.
(b) To the extent possible, the centers shall serve
surrounding rural areas through a rural outreach effort.
(c) To the extent possible, supervisory, technical and
administrative positions relating to the multipurpose service
programs shall be filled by displaced homemakers.
(d) The director of each center shall submit an annual report
to the Director. The report shall include evaluations
of the effectiveness of the job training, placement and service
programs to displaced homemakers including the number of
persons trained, the number of persons placed in employment,
follow-up data on such persons, the number of persons served
by the various service programs and cost effectiveness of the
various components of the center.
(e) The director of each center may accept, use and
dispose of contributions of money, services and property
for the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-884.)