ERIC Number: ED089898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Washington State Annual Rural Manpower Report, 1973.
Washington State Dept. of Employment Security, Olympia.
The annual report of the Rural Manpower Program, Employment Service Division, contains narrative and statistical data that describe important developments in Washington State during 1973. In terms of man-months of labor, rural counties provided less than 25% of the total seasonal farm employment in 1973, while urban Yakima County alone provided 31%, even though agriculture is the predominant activity in rural areas. Of the approximately 10,000 migrant farmworkers who enter the state each year, over 43% work in Yakima County. The brief annual summary is broken down into: planning; economic developments (especially industrialization); employment and unemployment trends; services for rural people; rural manpower programs and activities for farmworkers; and community and public relations activities. The only serious problems in the program were those caused by staff reductions. The major recommendation is the implementation of adequately funded results-oriented programs designed to satisfy the needs and desires of the persons to be served. Workers indicated a preference for more housing rather than more housing regulations, for contra-seasonal jobs and job training rather than more studies, and for dignified compassionate treatment rather than pity. The tables which comprise the majority of the report, include such areas as employment of seasonal agricultural workers by area, local office, and crop activity; composition of interstate farm migrant groups; and temporary seasonal rural manpower offices and activities. (KM)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Annual Reports, Community Development, Economic Development, Farmers, Housing Needs, Human Services, Industrialization, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Labor Utilization, Migrants, Planning, Public Relations, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Urban Differences, Unemployment
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Employment Security, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington