ERIC Number: ED058406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-11
Upward Mobility for the Underemployed Worker. Issues and Problems Series; Manpower and Mobility I.
Two seminars were held to provide professional staff of the Humanic Designs Corporation, faculty of selected schools of business administration, labor union leaders, and executives of corporations engaged in manpower and training programs an opportunity to exchange information on upgrading theory and practice, thereby contributing to the development of new concepts and manpower policy. Some issues discussed in the first seminar attended by representatives of labor unions were: (1) upgrading and upward mobility in a period of economic downturn, (2) trainee selection procedures, and (3) the role of labor unions vis-a-vis employers in sponsorship of worker upgrading programs. Discussions during the second seminar attended by executives and officers of corporations centered around these topics: (1) Conditions of labor supply and demand which must exist in order to prompt employers to undertake upgrading of workers without reimbursements, (2) Guarantees of returns needed from the upgrading of workers in order to stimulate investment in an upgrading program, and (3) Adequacy of the proposed reimbursement in Title II of the Comprehensive Manpower Act (H.R. 19519). (SB)
Descriptors: Educational Programs, Employment Opportunities, Federal Legislation, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Occupational Mobility, Promotion (Occupational), Seminars, Underemployment
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB 201 148, MF $.95; See catalog for hardcopy price)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Humanic Designs Corp., Manhasset, NY.