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ERIC Number: ED017584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 27
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THE MANPOWER POTENTIAL IN OUR ETHNIC GROUPS, SEMINAR ON MANPOWER POLICY AND PROGRAM.
HALL, EDWARD T.
THE MAJOR PART OF THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ADDRESS GIVEN BEFORE A MANPOWER ADMINISTRATION SEMINAR BY EDWARD T. HALL. ENTITLED "THE MANPOWER POTENTIAL IN OUR ETHNIC GROUPS," THE TALK OFFERS AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE DIFFERENCES IN TALENTS AND SKILLS AMONG VARIOUS ETHNIC MINORITIES IN THE U.S. IT IS POINTED OUT THAT ESKIMOS AND SOME AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBES HAVE GREAT MECHANICAL APTITUDES WHICH CAN BE DIRECTED INTO SUCH TRADES AS MOTOR REPAIRING AND THE ASSEMBLING OF ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTS. NEGROES ARE SAID TO HAVE GREAT SKILL AT INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS AND THUS WOULD FUNCTION WELL IN HUMAN SERVICES CAREERS. IT IS FELT THAT NOW IS A TIME WHEN THERE IS A CRITICAL NEED FOR MAXIMUM MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION AND FOR EFFORTS TO COMBAT UNEMPLOYMENT AND POVERTY. IT WOULD BE VALUABLE THEREFORE, TO ORIGINATE TECHNIQUES TO IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP THE UNIQUE, INHERENT SKILLS OF THE VARIOUS ETHNIC GROUPS IN THE NATION AND TO BRING THE APPROPRIATE JOBS INTO THE LOCALES WHERE THESE GROUPS LIVE. THE DOCUMENT CONCLUDES WITH SOME REMARKS BY THE MODERATOR AND A FEW COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ADDRESS. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S MANPOWER ADMINISTRATION, WASHINGTON, D.C. AND FROM THE DEPARTMENT'S REGIONAL INFORMATION OFFICES. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
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