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ERIC Number: ED015283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 8
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YOUR TALENTS--LET'S NOT WASTE THEM.
KEYSERLING, MARY DUBLIN
AMERICAN WOMAN POWER NEEDS TO BE MORE FULLY UTILIZED TO MEET THE NATION'S MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS. PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS ARE THE FASTEST GROWING CAREER FIELDS, AND MEN ALONE CANNOT MEET THEIR MANPOWER DEMANDS. CLERICAL WORK AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SHOW THE SECOND AND FASTEST RATE OF GROWTH. SALES OCCUPATIONS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO GROW RAPIDLY. THE PROSPECTS ARE GOOD FOR THE WOMAN WHO WANTS TO RETURN TO THE LABOR FORCE. MORE WOMEN ARE WORKING -- 28 MILLION WERE IN THE LABOR FORCE IN 1966. EARLIER MARRIAGE AND CHILD BEARING, LIGHTER HOUSEHOLD TASKS, BETTER EDUCATION, AND AVAILABILITY OF JOBS HAVE MADE THIS POSSIBLE. BARRIERS TO WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT PROGRESS HAVE BEEN RECEDING RAPIDLY. THE FEDERAL EQUAL PAY ACT AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 HAVE ASSURED EQUAL PAY AND EMPLOYMENT REGARDLESS OF SEX. MUCH HAS BEEN DONE TO BAN DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF AGE. TODAY THE WOMAN WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO BE A WORKER IS BETWEEN 45 AND 54 YEARS OLD. THE MIDDLE-AGED WORKER HAS AS GOOD A PERFORMANCE RECORD, A BETTER SAFETY RECORD, LOWER TURNOVER AND ABSENTEEISM, AND MORE ABILITY TO WORK WITHOUT SUPERVISION THAN THE YOUNGER WORKER. HOWEVER, SHE MAY STILL ENCOUNTER OBSTACLES WHEN SHE LOOKS FOR A JOB. THE PAY IS STILL RELATIVELY LOW, AND THE JOB IS OFTEN BELOW THE LEVEL OF HER APTITUDES AND SKILLS. JOB COUNSELING AND RENEWAL OF SKILLS AND TRAINING WILL IMPROVE THE JOB PROSPECT. THIS ADDRESS WAS GIVEN TO A BACK-TO-WORK SYMPOSIUM FOR WOMEN WHO WANT TO RESUME THEIR CAREERS, SPONSORED BY STERN BROTHERS AND AMERICAN GIRL SERVICE, NEW YORK CITY, JANUARY 25, 1967. (FP)
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