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ERIC Number: ED021145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 41
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GEOGRAPHIC FACTORS IN EMPLOYMENT AND MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT.
Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
THIS COUNTRY MUST FACE THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF CHANGING PATTERNS OF EMPLOYMENT LOCATION WHICH RESULT FROM SHIFTING CURRENTS OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE, PRODUCT DEMAND, AND JOB AND PROFIT SEEKING. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS OF THE LAST 7 YEARS, EMPLOYING A WIDE VARIETY OF APPROACHES TO THEIR COMMON GOAL OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION, REFLECT A NEW NATIONAL DETERMINATION TO MEET THE PROBLEMS OF PEOPLE IN DEPRESSED RURAL AND URBAN AREAS. ONE OF THE BASIC QUESTIONS TO BE FACED IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS CONCERNS THE COMBINATIONS OF PROGRAM EFFORTS WHICH SHOULD EXIST IN THE TWO DIRECTIONS OF MOVING JOBS TO WORKERS AND MOVING WORKERS TO JOBS. IN DEVELOPING PROGRAM PLANS, ACCOUNT SHOULD BE TAKEN OF THE RELATIVE COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE NATION, AS WELL AS TO THE PARTICULAR AREA AND ITS WORKERS, OF MIGRATION AS COMPARED WITH LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. FORMULATION OF STRATEGY FOR A COORDINATED MANPOWER AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POLICY REQUIRES ANSWERS TO SEVERAL QUESTIONS, INCLUDING--(1) HOW CAN THE EMPLOYMENT POTENTIAL OF DIFFERENT AREAS AND THE POTENTIAL RESULTS OF VARIOUS ACTION PROGRAMS BE BETTER EVALUATED, (2) SHOULD PRESENT MEASURES TO STIMULATE PRIVATE BUSINESS AND JOB EXPANSION BE STRENGTHENED AND SUPPLEMENTED, (3) COULD INTERAREA DIFFERENCES IN UNEMPLOYMENT BE REDUCED THROUGH CHANGES IN GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT AND TRANSPORTATION POLICIES AND DECISIONS REGARDING THE LOCATION OF FACILITIES, AND (4) WHAT BALANCE SHOULD VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING ACHIEVE BETWEEN PREPARING PEOPLE FOR LOCALLY REQUIRED OCCUPATIONS AND PREPARING THEM FOR OUT-MIGRATION. CHARTS, GRAPHS, AND TABLES ARE INCLUDED. THIS CHAPTER APPEARS IN "MANPOWER REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT AND REPORT ON MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS, RESOURCES, UTILIZATION, AND TRAINING" (1968) AVAILABLE AS VT 001 025. (ET)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
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