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ERIC Number: ED015295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Oct
Pages: 32
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THE CURRENT EMPLOYMENT MARKET FOR ENGINEERS, SCIENTISTS, AND TECHNICIANS, OCTOBER 1965.
AUSMUS, NORMA F.; SAILE, ALVIN W.
DATA ON JOB OPENINGS FOR SELECTED ENGINEERING, SCIENTIFIC, AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS, PROVIDED BY THE BUREAU OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AFFILIATES FROM FIELD REPORTS ON JUNE 1965 CONDITIONS IN 30 MAJOR LABOR AREAS, ARE PRESENTED IN THIS SEMIANNUAL REPORT. NATIONWIDE DEMAND IN THESE JOB CATEGORIES INCREASED AND BACKLOGS OF APPLICANTS DECREASED BECAUSE OF ADDED GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING, CONTINUED ECONOMIC EXPANSION, AND THE GROWTH OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES RELATING TO MEDICAL AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES. DEMAND-SUPPLY RELATIONSHIPS TIGHTENED FOR DRAFTSMEN, ENGINEERS, AND TECHNICIANS, BUT NOT FOR CHEMISTS AND NATURAL SCIENTISTS. NEEDS EXPANDED IN COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, AEROSPACE, MACHINERY, AND STEEL PRODUCTION, AND IN CONSTRUCTION. DEMANDS EMPHASIZED PRODUCTION, DESIGN, AND TESTING SKILLS. DEMANDS REMAINED STRONG FOR SENIOR DESIGN CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS, AND EXPANDED IN SOME INNOVATIVE ASPECTS OF THE SERVICE FIELDS OF EDUCATION AND MEDICINE. FEWER THAN TWO APPLICANTS WERE REGISTERED TO EACH JOB IN ENGINEERING, AS OPPOSED TO FOUR 12 MONTHS BEFORE. OVER ONE-HALF OF THE OPENINGS FOR NATURAL SCIENTISTS WERE IN SIX AREAS, AND FOUR APPLICANTS PER OPENING WERE AVAILABLE. DRAFTSMEN WERE IN GREATER DEMAND WITH TWO APPLICANTS PER OPENING. DESPITE THE TIGHTENING JOB MARKET, EMPLOYERS MAINTAINED STRINGENT HIRING SPECIFICATIONS. TO OVERCOME SPECIALIZATION AND OTHER MANPOWER PROBLEMS SOME AREA FIRMS HAVE ESTABLISHED PERSONNEL LEND-LEASE SYSTEMS AND CONSULTANT FIRMS HAVE HIRED RETIREES. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Employment Security (DOL), Washington, DC.
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