ERIC Number: ED107410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Profile of a Rural Area Work Force: The Wyoming Uranium Industry.
Dobbs, Thomas L.; Kiner, Phil E.
People, Crops, Soils, Livestock Research Journal, n79 January 1974
Designed to provide insights into policies relative to human resource investments and employment information channels, the study's objectives were to: (1) relate types of employment in Wyoming's uranium mines and mills to work force participants; (2) determine employee earnings and relate those earnings to employment categories and characteristics; (3) examine employee tenure and turnover patterns; and (4) describe employment channels of information. Between December 1971 and June 1972, data were collected on 1,059 males via questionnaires administered to either the manager or personnel manager of each of 6 Wyoming uranium operations and via questionnaires taken to county Employment Security Commission offices in the study areas. Utilizing tabular techniques of analysis, the following variables were analyzed: type of job held, earnings, tenure, formal education, vocational-technical training, age, racial-ethnic classification, industrial and occupational category of last job, and previous place of residence. Findings indicated that the Wyoming uranium industry had: a high employee turnover, favorable median employee earnings, little need for formal education, and inadequate long term information relative to the projected decline in uranium industry. Broader training of young men and retraining of middle-aged men were recommended, therefore. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming