ERIC Number: ED242950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Employment Trends: 1984 and Beyond. Where the Jobs Will Be.
This monograph identifies the five broad areas in which the author believes disabled people are especially likely to find employment in the years ahead. It answers, as far as can be foreseen, the question, "Where are the jobs?" The book is organized into six chapters. In the first chapter, the author examines social science research on the job market and gives some reasons why predicting employment trends is so difficult. In the second chapter, he presents his view on what is not going to happen in the next 10 years or so. For example, he does not believe that computer repair and programming occupations are going to increase significantly. Chapter 3 explores the area of "pocket marketing," a theory that suggests that even in times of high unemployment, areas of opportunity exist, whether in certain geographic areas or in meeting specific unmet needs. These "pockets" could generate jobs for disabled people. The fifth chapter details the five areas of opportunity that the author predicts will provide jobs for handicapped people. The areas explained and focused on are general services, special services, sales, information services, and entrepreneurship. In the fifth chapter, the author matches these five areas to the personal characteristics needed for each type of work. The final chapter offers suggestions for actually making the scenario happen. The chapter outlines the kinds of steps that need to be taken by disabled people themselves, service agencies, other government agencies, and employers in order to put disabled persons to work in the five areas. (KC)
Descriptors: Ability, Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Career Choice, Careers, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Disabilities, Economic Factors, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Employment Potential, Employment Projections, Exceptional Persons, Futures (of Society), Individual Characteristics, Job Skills, Labor Needs, Normalization (Handicapped), Occupational Mobility
Publications Dept., Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 (#1231, $5.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.