ERIC Number: ED307411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Technological Change on the Labor Force. Hearing Summary. Report prepared for the Technology Policy Task Force Transmitted to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
This report summarizes a hearing to examine the factors contributing to pressures on United States workers and to suggest government, industry, and labor policies. Section I is an introduction. Section II identifies the panelists: Director, Conservation of Human Resources, Columbia University; President, United Steel Workers of America; Senior Fellow in Economics, The Brookings Institution; Retired Vice President, Xerox Corporation; and Study Director, Panel on Technology and Employment, National Academy of Sciences. Section III is a summary of the panel's conclusions and recommendations. The following factors that contribute to employment trends are discussed: technological advances, the balance of trade, and trends in the service sector. Public policies for addressing worker and community dislocations are examined, including revitalizing specific industries, using declining tariffs to finance worker readjustment programs, expediting reemployment, financing training and education, insuring communities against severe economic losses, strengthening the Job Training Partnership Act, providing displaced workers the option of early retirement, requiring advance notification of plant shut-downs or large-scale layoffs, and providing second and third chance opportunities to gain basic skills competencies. Section IV expands upon the topics in Section III. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Dislocated Workers, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Hearings, Job Training, Labor Force, Public Policy, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer, Unemployment
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.