ERIC Number: ED070891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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Skills Conversion Project: Chapter 19, Profile of the Technological Manpower Pool. Final Report.
National Society of Professional Engineers, Washington, DC.
In the absence of any one central source of data covering the profile of the unemployed aerospace and defense technical professional, an extensive analysis of multiple data sources was conducted for the U.S. Department of Labor by the National Society for Professional Engineers. The survey and analysis included data covering approximately 63,000 technical professionals nationwide. The conclusions drawn from this data base indicate that nationally: (1) There are a minimum of approximately 92,500 unemployed aerospace and defense professionals, (2) The majority are in the 35 to 54 age bracket, (3) They have 11 to 20 years of experience, (4) Average education is a bachelor's degree or equivalent, (5) Average earnings per year were $10,000 to $15,000, and (6) A total of 137 disciplines and fields were affected. The results of this analysis serve to highlight the true magnitude of the unemployment problem among aerospace defense technical professionals. Related chapters are announced as VT 018 435-018 451 in this issue. (Author)
Descriptors: Aerospace Industry, Career Development, Educational Needs, Employment Problems, Federal Programs, Individual Characteristics, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, National Surveys, Professional Personnel, Profiles, Unemployment, Vocational Adjustment
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB-209-281-19; MF $0.95; See Catalog for hardcopy price)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Society of Professional Engineers, Washington, DC.