ERIC Number: ED026604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Industrial Policies and Practices in the Employment of Retired Military Personnel.
Jensen, Alvin Carl
A study was made of the policies and practices of 750 of the largest United States corporations (500 industrial firms and 250 commercial banks, life insurance companies, merchandising firms, transportation companies, and utilities) in employing retired military personnel. The importance of age, education, and military experience was examined. Findings indicated the following: (1) industry lacks separate policies on employment of military retirees beginning second careers; (2) military rank played no significant role in the employment of military retirees employed since January 1, 1964; (3) industries surveyed did not actively recruit military retirees but would, for the most part, welcome applicants; (4) the majority of the sample and the largest number of job openings were in the middle Atlantic and north central states; (5) excessive starting salary sought was the reason most often given for not hiring retired military applicants; (6) college education was preferred for applicants for professional and managerial jobs and high school education, for the skills and trades; (7) retirement benefits were available to all employees with two to 15 years' service; (8) a need exists to translate military job and school experience into usable and needed civilian equivalents. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Business, Doctoral Dissertations, Employment Opportunities, Experience, Fringe Benefits, Geographic Regions, Industry, Job Applicants, Military Personnel, Recruitment, Research, Retirement, Salaries, Status
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.
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