ERIC Number: ED068701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Manpower Development and Utilization in the Contract Construction Industry.
Dunlop, John T.; Mills, D. Q.
This report examines the characteristics of the labor market in the construction industry and its problems in manpower development and utilization. The basic problem is the "boom or bust" nature of the industry and its fluctuating demand for labor, varying with the seasons and also with the level of construction activity. Problems discussed in the report include the need for improved manpower planning, racial discrimination among building trades union memberships, and apprenticeship and other job training programs. Some of the ways to adjust manpower development to market conditions are considered and recommendations for public policy made. (MF)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Building Trades, Construction Industry, Employment Practices, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Racial Discrimination, Seasonal Employment, Unions
National Technical Information Service, U. S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-209 263, MF $.95, see catalog for hardcopy price)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.