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Utah State University

1977

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A Case Study Of Displaced Workers: The Hesston Experience, Thomas G. Fritts May 1977

A Case Study Of Displaced Workers: The Hesston Experience, Thomas G. Fritts

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In August of 1976, a factory employing 210 workers began a phased layoff of all employees. This study focused on the subsequent reemployment problems of the workers. Specifically, methods of job search were analyzed to determine if they had an influence upon placement and quality of employment.

Two means of data collection were used in this study. Questionnaires were mailed to all former employees of Hesston Farm Machinery Company and oral interviews were conducted with public and private individuals involved with placement assistance to displaced workers.

Results of the study indicated that public employment offices, private employment agencies, and Hesston ...