ERIC Number: ED097485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A System for Collecting Advance Information on the Character and Extent of Employment Generated by New Government Contracts: Phase II Report.
Lecht, Leonard A.; And Others
This study was undertaken to develop a model early warning system which could anticipate job openings generated in local communities by large Federal procurement contracts. Among the major findings from the cases studied: (1) projections of job openings were possible in all contracts considered, by the use of estimating techniques which are described in the appendix; (2) the number of job openings generated by the awards were sufficient to be given serious weight in local manpower planning; (3) local manpower agencies, generally aware of the likely employment increase, lacked the detailed occupational information and timing of the employment increase to translate this awareness into program planning; (4) such projections can precipitate a common effort by local manpower officials, company personnel, union officials, and others; (5) job openings estimates, while important, are only one ingredient in local planning, which must also include local labor supply indicators. The first appendix, which takes up about half the document, maps in detail the precise data, methodology, and projection techniques used. The second appendix explains the criteria used in the selection of contract awards to be studied, and the third lists data and data sources used. (NH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Planning Association, Washington, DC.