ERIC Number: ED031578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Manpower Impacts of Industrial Technology.
New York State Dept. of Labor, Albany. Research and Statistics Office.
The effects of technological change on the manpower and training needs of New York State industry were studied in a survey of 281 Industrial situations. The study was designed to help answer questions about the effects of factory and related technological change in displacing workers, in creating recruitment and training needs, and in altering the skills required of persons working on or in connection with industrial equipment during the period from 1962 to 1966. Of the situations studied, 15 involved the installation or modification of automatic production lines; 39 the addition of instrumentation to equipment; 105 metalworking and related equipment; 35 mechanical material handling and moving equipment; 20 packaging and related equipment; 29 assembly and related equipment; and 47 other equipment. Some jobs were eliminated in 259 of the 281 cases studied, with 4,542 workers being affected; however, the survey found that while the replacement of one type of machine by another was accompanied by upward skill changes in some cases and by downward changes in others, the number of no-change cases was numerically most important. (CH)
Descriptors: Automation, Career Change, Educational Needs, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Industrial Structure, Industry, Job Simplification, Job Skills, Labor Needs, Labor Problems, Labor Utilization, Occupational Surveys, Recruitment, Retraining, Skill Obsolescence, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Technological Advancement, Vocational Adjustment
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Dept. of Labor, Albany. Research and Statistics Office.
Identifiers: New York