394-2 Establishment of programs. (a) There is established within the department of labor and industrial relations manpower development and training programs for the various industries in the State. The training programs are to be developed to assist those unemployed and underemployed persons who cannot reasonably be expected to obtain suitable full-time employment without the benefit of training. Instruction and training shall be provided by the department of education and the University of Hawaii system, and/or other suitable agencies. Where a need is indicated to overcome barriers to possible training, the department of labor and industrial relations, either on its own or in cooperation with the various departments and agencies of the state and county governments and private industry, may arrange for transportation, child care, health care and other aids to employment. The department of labor and industrial relations is also authorized to formulate and carry out a program of providing useful public service employment to unemployed persons other than public assistance recipients.

(b) The department of human services is authorized to formulate and carry out a program of providing useful public service employment to public assistance recipients. Refusal to accept suitable work as determined by the department of human services without justifiable reasons shall render an unemployed or underemployed recipient ineligible for public assistance. [L 1969, c 251, 2; am L 1971, c 188, 2; am L 1972, c 53, 1; am L 1987, c 339, 4]

 

Cross References

 

Public service employment of public assistance recipients, see 346-101 to 346-104.

 

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