Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 3, 1974 · Page 23
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 23

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Wednesday, July 3, 1974
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24 % Northwest Arkansas! TIMES, Wed., July 3, 1974 FAYETTIVH.UI, ARKANSAS Job Simply A Question Of Timing iHUTCHINSON .« . · · · · · · · · · · .' By DANIEL Q. HANEY CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (API There was a question ol timing two years ago when Richard Burke began studying for an advanced degree in engineer ing. Defense contracts were shriveling and space research was evaporating into a memory. Thousands of engineers were losing their jobs. · For Burke and 42,000 other engineers who finished school in the United States this spring, things could hardly have, looked worse. Now they could not be better. All of a sudden, there is a jhortage of engineers. Industry recruiters are convinced it will ...... ;et worse next year and stay '**,,"*"""" ,hat way until at least 1978. . HUTCHWSON , Herbert Hollomon, director of he Center for Policy Research it Massachusetts Institute of technology, said, "The demand lias not increased very much, jlthough it has increased ... the significant thing is not .the rise in demand. It's the de crease in supply." Burke, a cheerful 24-year-old from Rexford, N.Y., went to MIT to learn how to design ships. He had 20 job interviews and eight offers. "It got to the point where we had to refuse interviews, because we didn't have time to do school work," Burke said. "There's no problem getting a job. It's just a matter of how many offers you get." The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics say there are 73,700 engineering job openings in 1974, of which 27,000 are being ·········· filled from unemployed engineers or from promotions and transfers within a company. The remaining 46,700 openings are for the 42,000 graduates this spring. Thousands of companies that design everything from radios to oil rigs, computers to water coolers, need engineers. For them, the problem boils down · KUTCHHISOK » to a supply that doesn't meet their demand. Jean Kessler of the College Placement Council said company recruiters are even more worried about the supply next year, when the graduating class across the nation will he only 39,900 engineers. "Yes, we're worried," said Mark Abbett, chief recruiter for the development division of Digital Equipment Corp.., . Digital Is a fast-growing computer company. Abbett says it will need about 700 hew engineers next year. "The days are gone of being able to recruit once a year in the spring," Abbett said. "You've got to slug it out." ; At least part of the shortage began with tremors that rippled · through engineering when the government began reducing defense and aerospace spending in 1070. JOBS EVAPORATED Thousands of engineers who .limited their talents to knowing ·all there was to know about i certain bomber parts or satel: lite antennae saw their jobs dis- · appear with government mon: ey. Big electronics firms drastically reduced hiring. Raytheon Co., for example, hired 405 new engineers in 1969. The next year it hired 120. "Enrollment dropped in the 1970s as a result of the wide publicity given to the dis- neers. For some reason, it at- neers. For some reason, if affected the entire engineering field," said Mrs. Kessler of the College Placement Council. Since learning to be an engineer is a four-year process, it is possible to tell how many new people will enter the field next spring and for the three years after that. Next year's graduating class of 39,900 will drop even further in 1976 and 1977, hitting a low point of 34,500 in 1978. After that the number of graduates will begin to rise. A survey by the Engineers Joint Council hi New York shows that U.S. engineering schools expect an 11 per cent increase in enrollment this fall of51,925students.Abigper-c Sssaa vloeerlcasfs'tf-artylgflyfmdfdwd over last fall's first-year class of 51,925 students. A big percentage of first-year students never get their degrees. Until the class of 1979 is graduated, the demand for engineers will remain at 73,000 to 74,000 annually, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says, while the supply of graduates declines. Highway 71 S. and Hwy. 120 Wesf Fork, Ark. Monday thru Saturday 8-8 Sunday 9-7 » « i i E I M I L L » v f t L U · ···»···e·11····«······ · · · · · · · · ( WEST FORK WE ACCEPT USDA FOOD STAMPS WAREHOUSE MARKET »SPEKRV AND · · HUTCH1NSOM · WE GIVE DOUBLE GREEN STAMPS EVERY WEDNESDAY Prices Effective July 4 thru July 9 ·······»** · SPtflHV AltO · » HVTCHVNKM * UNBEATABLE VALUE Fresh Lean GROUND BEEF Lb. 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