ERIC Number: ED215723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Brevard County: Labor Pool Resource Study, 1981-1985. A Manufacturing Needs Assessment Coordinated by the Brevard Economic Development Council.
Brevard Community Coll., Cocoa, FL.
In fall 1981, 74 of Brevard County's major manufacturing firms and related industries were asked to provide detailed figures reflecting their 1982 employment, annual job vacancies, and projections for 1985 employment by job category, division, and title. Survey findings, based on responses from firms representing 75% of the employment within the sample, included the following: (1) employment opportunities within manufacturing and related industries will increase from about 24,700 in 1982 to nearly 30,500 by 1985, representing a 23% increase; (2) most job opportunities will occur in professional, technical, and managerial positions; (3) the second highest demand will be in benchwork occupations, i.e., those involving the fabrication, assembly, and repair of electronic communications, engineering, and scientific products; (4) many job opportunities will occur as new position openings, but most will result from attrition, turnover, and promotions; (5) little or no growth will occur in several areas, including industrial engineers, sales and distribution managers, truck drivers, and motor freight operators; and (6) employment projections reflect the national growth trend in high technology fields. The study report includes a description of Florida's position among the states with respect to employment, population growth, educational attainment, and educational funding. The position of Brevard among Florida's counties is also assessed. The survey instrument is provided. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brevard Community Coll., Cocoa, FL.
Identifiers: Florida; Florida (Brevard County)
Note: Project initiated by the Melbourne and Palm Bay Area Committee of 100 in cooperation with Brevard Community College.