ERIC Number: ED048968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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1969 Post Season Farm Labor and Rural Manpower Report.
Michigan State Dept. of Labor, Detroit. Michigan Employment Security Commission.
Employment of seasonal labor in Michigan during 1969 reached a peak in July, with an estimated 60,400 seasonal workers employed. Approximately 113,500 workers were employed at some time in cultivation and harvest of Michigan's crops during the 1969 season. Many workers were employed in only 1 activity or quit before its completion, but most completed 1 or 2 activities. Although most of the migrant labor in Michigan originated in 3 states (Texas, Florida, and Louisiana, in that order), 28 other states and Puerto Rico contributed to the migrant pool. All Michigan areas with agricultural labor had day-care centers and educational programs for children 3 months through 15 years. Basic education for adult migrants was offered at 2 skill centers operated as part of a coordinated Manpower Development Training program. All Michigan areas with significant migrant concentrations had programs to provide some health services, most often in the form of health clinics operated by county health departments. Public agencies and private organizations were involved in providing welfare assistance to the migrants. These welfare activities ranged from providing food and clothing to assisting in securing housing for those settling out of the migrant stream. With 9 other states, Michigan participated in the Texas Migrant Experimental and Demonstration Project to determine the manpower and supportive services needed to improve employability of selected groups and to enhance their earning power and living standards. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Labor, Detroit. Michigan Employment Security Commission.