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ERIC Number: ED164073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: N/A
Pages: 44
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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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Atlantic Community Coll., Mays Landing, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey