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ERIC Number: ED015257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 60
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Reference Count: 0
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TECHNOLOGY AND MANPOWER IN THE TELEPHONE INDUSTRY, 1965-75.
LUSKIN, SHELDON H.; AND OTHERS
ELECTRONIC SOLID STATE SWITCHING SYSTEMS, COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITES, SEMIAUTOMATIC INFORMATION SERVICES, AUTOMATIC INTERCEPTING AND DATA PROCESSING, AND DEDICATED PLANT, THE PERMANENT ASSIGNMENT OF LINES FROM A CENTRAL OFFICE TO EACH ACTUAL AND POTENTIAL SUBSCRIBER, ARE SOME OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS WHICH WILL BRING SIGNIFICANT MANPOWER CHANGES IN THE TELEPHONE INDUSTRY DURING THE 1965-75 PERIOD. THESE CHANGES WILL EVOLVE SLOWLY AND WILL PRESENT NO SERIOUS MANPOWER ADJUSTMENT PROBLEM. EMPLOYMENT IN THE INDUSTRY WILL RISE DURING THE 1965-75 PERIOD, ALTHOUGH NOT SO RAPIDLY AS IN THE 1964-65 PERIOD. THIS GROWTH WILL NOT BE SUFFICIENT TO MATCH INCREASES IN THE NUMBER OF PERSONS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT, ESPECIALLY THE YOUNGER AND LESS EDUCATED WORKERS. THE PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN EMPLOYED BY THE INDUSTRY WILL BE SUBSTANTIALLY UNCHANGED DURING THIS PERIOD ALTHOUGH THE NUMBER EMPLOYED WILL RISE FROM 395,500 TO 444,000. LAYOFFS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE SIGNIFICANT SINCE REDUCTIONS IN FORCE ARE HANDLED PRIMARILY BY ATTRITION AND REASSIGNMENT. THE SKILL REQUIREMENTS OF THE INDUSTRY WILL GENERALLY BE HIGHER IN THE FUTURE AS THE INDUSTRY WILL CONTINUE TO REQUIRE LARGE NUMBERS OF TRAINED PERSONS. GRADUATES OF 2-YEAR TECHNICAL INSTITUTE PROGRAMS WITH A SPECIALTY IN ELECTRONICS ARE LIKELY TO BE IN PARTICULAR DEMAND. THE OCCUPATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE INDUSTRY WILL CHANGE SLIGHTLY BY 1975 WITH THE NUMBER OF TELEPHONE OPERATORS AND CLERICAL WORKERS DECLINING SOMEWHAT IN PROPORTION TO TOTAL EMPLOYMENT, WHILE THE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL AND SEMIPROFESSIONAL WORKERS WILL GROW SUBSTANTIALLY. THESE PROJECTIONS WERE BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE 1975 GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT WILL INCREASE BY ABOUT 60 PERCENT OVER THE 1965 LEVELS AND THAT PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES WILL INCREASE BY ABOUT THE SAME AMOUNT. COPIES OF THIS DOCUMENT ARE AVAILABLE FROM MANPOWER ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF MANPOWER POLICY, EVALUATION, AND RESEARCH, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, 14TH STREET AND CONSTITUTION AVENUE, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20210. (HC)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
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