ERIC Number: ED164073
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Economic Industrial Survey of Atlantic County.
Gullo, Philip T.; McDaniel, Walter A.
Of the 116 firms involved in an economic industrial survey of Atlantic County (New Jersey), 92 (78%) firms responded. The major activity of 91% of the responding firms was of the light industry type, within which there was some diversity. Findings of the study include the following: a greater number of full-time employees were employed than part-time employees (7,931 vs. 129); 59% of the firms indicated that the number of employees was stable as compared to the prior year; 22% indicated an increased number of employees, with the mean turnover rate being 10%; and most employees received an hourly wage. With respect to employee education, the respondents indicated the following: 66% of the firms indicated that less than 10% of their employees had some form of postsecondary education; 55% indicated that the desired level of education for entry was a high school diploma; 79% of the firms did not compensate employees for obtaining additional education; and 34% expressed a positive view of job-oriented education at the community college level. When asked about participating in Atlantic Community College's Cooperative Education Program, the majority indicated a desire for additional information before making a decision. The study revealed a broad range of occupational fields open to associate degree holders. Several local industries were not included in the study. The survey instrument is appended. (MB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Economic Climate, Economic Research, Educational Background, Employer Attitudes, Employers, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Industrial Personnel, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Atlantic Community Coll., Mays Landing, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey