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ERIC Number: ED012786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF THE LUMBER INDUSTRY IN IDAHO, PART III.
LOUDERMILK, KENNETH M.; AND OTHERS
DATA COLLECTED FROM 27 LUMBER MILLS THROUGH 131 SUPERVISOR INTERVIEWS AND 1,192 EMPLOYEE QUESTIONNAIRES IDENTIFIED 188 JOB TITLES FOR 3,871 EMPLOYEES. EMPLOYMENT EXPANSION WAS PLANNED BY 36 FIRMS, AND A DECREASE WAS EXPECTED BY 20 FIRMS. MOST FIRMS MADE EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, REFLECTING THEIR ANNUAL BUDGET PRACTICES. TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES WERE EXPECTED IN MATERIALS HANDLING, PROCESS AUTOMATION, AND MACHINE SYSTEMS. PROMOTION IN THE FIELD WAS BASED ON SENIORITY AND ABILITY. EMPLOYEES' AGES RANGED FROM 18 TO 68 WITH THE MEDIAN BETWEEN 33 AND 34 YEARS. EIGHTY-FOUR PERCENT OF THE EMPLOYEES HAD LIVED IN THEIR RESPECTIVE COMMUNITIES AT LEAST 5 YEARS. ONLY 3 PERCENT HAD LESS THAN 8 YEARS OF EDUCATION, AND 57 PERCENT HAD COMPLETED 12 OR MORE YEARS. COURSES WHICH WERE CHECKED BY MORE THAN HALF THE SUPERVISORS AS BEING USEFUL WERE--(1) BASIC ARITHMETIC, (2) WELDING, (3) HAND TOOL USAGE, AND (4) FIRST AID AND SAFETY. BASIC ARITHMETIC WAS THE COURSE MOST OFTEN LISTED BY THE EMPLOYEES AS BEING USEFUL. WELDING WAS THE COURSE LISTED AS MOST DESIRED BY EMPLOYEES. QUESTIONNAIRES, JOB TITLE LISTS, AND NUMBERS OF EMPLOYEES ARE GIVEN. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Idaho Occupational Research Coordinating Unit, Moscow.
Identifiers: IDAHO; MOSCOW