ERIC Number: ED050231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Industry Hiring Requirements and the Employment of Disadvantaged Groups.
Diamond, Daniel E.; Bedrosian, Hrach
In an attempt to improve the economic well-being of the disadvantaged, this study investigated the possibility that excessive hiring requirements might be a major factor in unemployment of particular groups in the population. This was accomplished by surveying a random sample of employers in 10 major entry and near-entry level occupations in the New York and St. Louis Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Accuracy was assured by a 14-month pretest evaluation of research design and materials, and the collected data were analyzed to compare variations in hiring requirements with measures of job performance. The study found that artificially high employment standards probably have hurt both the disadvantaged and the industry itself by creating manpower shortages. Better matching of skills and jobs could reduce turnover, relieve manpower shortages, and increase employment. (BH)
Descriptors: Black Employment, Disadvantaged, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Labor Utilization, Minority Groups, Occupational Surveys, Promotion (Occupational), Sampling, Unemployment
National Technical Information Service, Operations Division, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB 191278, MF $0.95; HC $3.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. School of Commerce.
Identifiers: Missouri (Saint Louis); New York (New York)