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Title: Manpower training in eastern forest industry: a review and assessment
Author: White, David E.;
Source: Res. Pap. NE-453. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 20p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Description: Most training in forest industry takes place on the job and is more effective in sawmilling than in logging. Many training programs for woods workers have been ineffective because the rewards of the work are insufficient to attract capable people, leaving the industry to operate in a secondary labor market. Some characteristics of the work and of the technology suggest a need for training of machine operators in the industry, but others do not. An upgrading of pay and working conditions might attract workers of higher quality, thus reducing the need for training. There is a need for training of mechanics and managers, and this need will increase in the future.
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White, David E. 1980. Manpower training in eastern forest industry: a review and assessment. Res. Pap. NE-453. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 20p.
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