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Occupational job requirements, a short-cut approach to long-range forecasting [microform] / Norman Medvin
Bib ID 5187828
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Medvin, Norman
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1967 
16 p. 
Summary

The area skill survey, the best known and longest used technIQue for forecasting long-range occupational requirements, has come in for severe criticism on the grounds that it is too expensive and time-consuming and that most employers are not good economists. A new technIQue is described, the employment service unfilled job openings, occupational outlook handbook approach. Its elements are the unfilled job openings in a local employment office, identification of those jobs open 30 days or more, and the addition of a national forecast (obtained from the occupational outlook handbook) tempered by the local analyst's knowledge and supplemented by a few association visits. It is estimated that the conduct of such a survey to satisfy vocational education, manpower development and training act, and office of economic opportunity needs would take a single manpower economist an average of not more than 6 weeks for a survey in a metropolitan area. Total cost to the employment service for 150 areas, all areas to be completed in 1 year, would be up to $200,000. Skill surveys, now used, may cost as much as $100,000 for one large city. This article is a reprint from employment service review, January - February 1967. (ps)

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May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Employment Opportunities.  |  Employment Patterns.  |  Measurement Techniques.  |  Occupational Surveys.  |  Research Methodology.
Other authors/contributors Bureau of Employment Security (DOL), Washington, DC
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