ERIC Number: ED058401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Industrial Recruiting Experience in Small City Job Markets.
Wright, Emmett Earl
When examining the employment opportunities in rural "surplus" labor markets, it was found that a much greater labor supply is available in rural areas than is apparent from unemployment data. Furthermore, the "broad or elastic concept" of labor supply is more relevant to rural labor markets than the "narrow concept" of labor supply which measures the number of workers available for additional jobs in terms of unemployment only. The characteristics of available workers will be more desirable to employers than indicated by the general characteristics of the unemployed since most workers are recruited from the underemployed, in-migrants, underparticipants and currently employed. Also, new firms locating in surplus labor areas will recruit labor forces without greatly altering the wage structure of the area. Another important implication of the elastic concept is that additional manpower requirements may be met without affecting the supply for previous employers. For rural areas, this study recommends the elastic concept of labor supply as opposed to the narrow concept. (Author/GEB)
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Cultural Influences, Doctoral Dissertations, Employment Opportunities, Industrial Personnel, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Labor Utilization, Recruitment, Rural Areas, Unemployment
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Arkansas University