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ERIC Number: ED082418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 19
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A Manpower Survey of Semi-Skilled and Unskilled Job Opportunities in Sarasota County.
Jones, Robert Y.
Surveyed were 201 business establishments in Sarasota County, Florida, to determine available jobs suitable for educable mentally retarded (EMR) graduates of high school vocational education program. Types of businesses surveyed were automobile dealers; cleaners and janitorial services; general construction; government, utilities, and schools; hospitality industry; hospitals, day care centers, and nursing homes; manufacturing; nurseries, golf courses, lawn care; retail trade; and small engine repair and supplies. Cleaning and janitorial services were the largest category of potential employment for EMR people followed by manufacturing and the hospitality industry. Highest starting salaries were in government, public schools, and utilities with the lowest salaries in nurseries. A critical shortage of semi-skilled and unskilled laborers was found with one employer out of five looking for semi-skilled or unskilled workers. Recommendations included adding training in the hospitality and hospital industries to the vocational education curriculum, stressing education for social adequacy, and recognizing that available low paying jobs may be all an EMR student is capable of. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Sarasota County Vocational-Technical Center, Sarasota, FL.