ERIC Number: ED028244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Feasibility Study of Problems in the Collection of Data on Job Vacancies.
Illinois State Dept. of Labor, Chicago. Bureau of Employment Security.
Sixty-two firms within 20 industries were surveyed to determine (1) a definition for the term "job vacancy," (2) the extent of job vacancy records of employers, (3) the possibility of data collection on job vacancies, and (4) the problems expected to be encountered in such a collection. After stratification of an industry by the relative size of the firm's work force, samples were chosen randomly from each class of firms. Each interviewer was assigned to interview only three firms, all within an industry with which he was acquainted. A 1-day training session of interviewers explained the background and purposes of the study. The questionnaires were tabulated by relative size of firm and by industry. Employer schedules which had been left with cooperating employers, were separated, and those with job vacancies were tabulated with assigned occupational codes. Conclusions of a lack of universal interest in job vacancy records and a number of uncertainties which could effect a job vacancy program, led to the recommendation that other means be explored before collection of these data from employers be undertaken. (MU)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Dept. of Labor, Chicago. Bureau of Employment Security.