ERIC Number: ED051939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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1970 Farm Labor and Rural Manpower Report.
Michigan State Dept. of Labor, Detroit. Michigan Employment Security Commission.
In an effort to provide better manpower services to workers and employers in rural areas, the Farm Labor and Rural Manpower Service established new manpower service centers in 4 Michigan counties during 1970. The field staff provided referral services to over 1,000 migrant families and provided part-time personnel services during periods of peak loads in many counties in order to expedite supportive services. Over 20,000 emergency food stamp and surplus food certificates were issued to migrant families by the Department of Social Welfare. Although production of fruit crops and employment of seasonal agricultural workers declined during 1970, Farm Labor and Rural Manpower Service personnel made 65,418 referrals which resulted in 51,236 placements. The average earnings of hourly-rated workers increased, while the average earnings of piece-rated workers decreased. Participating in the final year of the Texas Migrant Experimental and Demonstration Project, the emphasis for 1970 was aimed at supplying job counseling, job training, and employment services needed to assist participating migrant families in facilitating their transition from seasonal farm employment to other careers which provide permanent employment and higher incomes. Twelve project families desired to quit the migrant stream in 1970 and settle in Michigan. A related document is ED 048 968. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Labor, Detroit. Michigan Employment Security Commission.