ERIC Number: ED044484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Potential Transfer of Industrial Skills from Defense to Nondefense Industries. Volume 1.
California State Dept. of Employment, Sacramento.
Because of lack of knowledge of specific occupations in defense production, assessment of the impact of defense cutbacks on the economy has been difficult. This project was undertaken to determine which skills of industrial workers in missile production are transferable to nondefense industries and to anticipate manpower problems involved in mass layoffs of these workers, in order to help formulate retraining and other programs designed to help workers adjust to cutbacks. Based on a survey of employers in related nondefense occupations, 35 defense jobs were grouped according to transferability. The study found a high degree of skill transferability, with the limiting factors being manpower needs, wage differentials, hiring practices, union regulations, and federal licensing requirements. Recommendations were made for continued research, increased training opportunities, standardized job classifications, and utilization of defense plant administrative personnel to determine skill similarities. The technical appendix is available as VT 011 093 in this issue. (BH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Employment, Sacramento.