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ERIC Number: ED016808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 31
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Reference Count: 0
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PROFESSIONAL AND SUPPORTING PERSONNEL, A REPRINT FROM THE 1967 MANPOWER REPORT.
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS, RESOURCES, UTILIZATION AND TRAINING IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, TEACHING, SOCIAL WORK, AND THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS ARE DISCUSSED. EMPLOYMENT IN PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL AREAS INCREASED FROM FEWER THAN 4 MILLION IN 1947, TO MORE THAN 9 MILLION IN 1966, FIVE TIMES THE RATE OF INCREASE IN EMPLOYMENT GENERALLY. MOUNTING EMPLOYMENT OF PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL WAS BOTH A CAUSE AND A CONSEQUENCE OF THE COUNTRY'S ADVANCING ECONOMY AND TECHNOLOGY. PERSONNEL SHORTAGES EXISTED IN (1) MAJOR HEALTH AND SUPPORTING PROFESSIONS, (2) SLUM, RURAL, AND SOME SMALL COLLEGE TEACHING POSITIONS, (3) SPECIALTIES SUCH AS AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING, MATHEMATICS, DESIGN ENGINEERING, COUNSELING, SOCIAL WORK, AND LIBRARY SCIENCE, AND (4) LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS WILL CONTINUE TO GROW MUCH FASTER IN PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS THAN IN OTHER MAJOR OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS DURING THE NEXT DECADE, PERHAPS REACHING 13 MILLION BY 1975. MANPOWER NEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO RISE IN PRACTICALLY EVERY PROFESSION WITH GREATER INCREASE IN NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING FIELDS THAN IN LAW AND TEACHING. AMONG THE RECOMMENDATIONS WERE TO (1) RAISE PAY SCALES IN MANY OF THE TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL FIELDS, AND (2) TAKE MEASURES TO EASE ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS DUE TO SHIFTS IN DEFENSE AND GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM THE "1967 MANPOWER REPORT" (VT 002 577) AND IS 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. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
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