ERIC Number: ED226638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-22
Reference Count: 0
Labor Market Slackens for New Science and Engineering Graduates. Science Resources Studies Highlights.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
Recent recruiting experiences of firms that employ scientific and engineering (S/E) personnel were determined in a followup to a 1981 survey. The following industries, which employ almost three-fourths of the scientists and engineers in private industry, were included in the survey: mining, construction, petroleum refining and extraction, chemicals, primary and fabricated metals, office machines, nonelectric and electric machinery and equipment, aircraft, transportation equipment (other than aircraft), electric/gas services, and engineering/architectural and other business services. Of the 255 firms contacted in the 1982 survey, 197 (77 percent) responded, representing the employment of about 8 percent of industrial scientists and engineers. Findings include the following: over 50 percent of the firms indicated that it was easier in August 1982 to hire new entrant scientists and engineers than it had been 10 months earlier; only electronic engineers with master's degrees were generally in short supply in 1982; the proportion of employers reporting shortages of petroleum engineers fell from about 65 percent in 1981 to 13 percent in 1982; and employers attribute the slackening market to the general state of the economy. (SW)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Statistics, Engineers, Higher Education, Industry, Labor Market, Recruitment, Scientists
Division of Science Resources Studies, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC 20550.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.