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ERIC Number: ED018626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Aug
Pages: 36
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Reference Count: 0
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JOBS FOR YOUTH. PART ONE.
Indiana State Employment Security Div., Indianapolis.
THE TYPES OF JOBS AVAILABLE TO YOUTH AND THE EMPLOYER REQUIREMENTS WERE DETERMINED FROM QUESTIONNAIRES RETURNED BY 592 (33.3 PERCENT) OF 1,776 EMPLOYERS CONTACTED IN GIBSON, POSEY, VANDERBURGH, AND WARRICK COUNTIES WHO WERE COVERED BY PROVISIONS OF THE INDIANA EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACT. SOME FINDINGS WERE--(1) EMPLOYERS LISTED 220 JOB TITLES FOR YOUTH AGED 16-17 AND 1,065 FOR THE 18-22 AGE GROUP, (2) 40 PERCENT OF THE TITLES LISTED IN BOTH AGE GROUPS WERE IN CLERICAL AND SALES OCCUPATIONS, (3) EMPLOYERS INDICATED A WILLINGNESS TO HIRE 18-22 YEAR OLDS FOR MECHANICAL WORK, (4) JOBS FOR YOUTH IN THE 16-17 AGE BRACKET WERE CONFINED LARGELY TO POSITIONS IN THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE INDUSTRY, ALTHOUGH MANY WERE IN MANUFACTURING, AND SERVICE INDUSTRIES, (5) TITLES FOR THE 18-22 AGE GROUP INCLUDED ENTRY OPPORTUNITIES IN MOST INDUSTRIES AND SKILL CATEGORIES, (6) NEARLY 30 PERCENT OF THE TRAINING REQUIRED FOR THE YOUNGER AND ALMOST 42 PERCENT OF THAT REQUIRED FOR THE OLDER GROUP WAS IN BUSINESS SUBJECTS, BUT OTHER WAS IN TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL SUBJECTS AND MATHEMATICS, AND (7) ALMOST HALF OF THE EMPLOYERS INDICATED THAT ADDITIONAL OR EXPANDED VOCATIONAL TRAINING WOULD HELP THEM TO GET BETTER-QUALIFIED APPLICANTS. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT IF ALL FIRMS HAD RESPONDED, THE PROPORTION OF FIRMS NOT HAVING JOBS SUITABLE FOR YOUTH WOULD LIKELY HAVE BEEN HIGHER DUE TO LAWS PROHIBITING THE EMPLOYMENT OF MINORS IN CERTAIN INDUSTRIES. VOCATIONAL COURSES OFFERED IN THE COUNTIES' SCHOOLS AND SUMMARY TABLES OF DATA ARE INCLUDED. OTHER DATA ARE PRESENTED IN VT 003 287-VT 003 289. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana State Employment Security Div., Indianapolis.
Identifiers: INDIANA