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Page Ten


Saturday, May 18, 1974

Summer job opportunities stil slim

It isn't getting any easier for
students to find a summer job
in Ann Arbor. But the less
fussy you are, the easier 1 will
According to Ann Coopar, co-
->rdinator of summer plaemsent
at the Universitv's Carear Plan-
ning and Placement offi-e,
"things are still slow, b. if ytu
really dig and you're not fas-
sy," job opportuniis w:lJ in-
er of Manpower, localem-
ployment agency, agrees. 'if
you're picky" he says, 't he
availability of work is limited."
Not being picky may mean
settling for lowsr p:iy or doing
a job which hay notrt.1., to do
w+lt a student's.a, deoia ne
"We have war fr s idents
.who consider $2 50 n bor to ac
as acceptable v sjs' Iatwvard
its, ading that high-r payng
:+s often reourt sI ts l at
students don't Itave.
tOR EXAMt'C. Ga d
ays a few joss ar l a' '"at 1 i.I
prof.ts soral fae'ds s1ch as chem-
istry, since studetrs 'dn't base
an%' real marketIbla or slea'e
siuls" to offer nmnlivers it,
,ilese fields.
(ooper sa a : u> opp' ruin-
i'es in busiaes aid egineer-
inging have decli,-d --nce taty

firms have dropped their in'ern- many summer emtiplayss as in
ship programs due to money the past.
zutbacks. Opportanities in ac- A SPOKESMAN fot the Em-
ial work are alio scarce, she ployment Sec isity Commssion
says, since many agencies pre- is equally pessiniis'ic about the
fer volunteers. job market this sumtt.er.
University jobs iarc just as "Things are never vary good,"
hard to find. Since Jaiiuary, he says, "since there ue always
aver 2,000 students have applied about 40 studenf'. chasing every
for temporary Idnirsrcity jobs job."
through the Adm issiratie Sir- But there r oam far hope,
vices office. especially for 'hos^ sieklng
'if you're picky, the availability of work is
limited .. I suggest that students get their
vacationing done early and make them-
selves available in the latter part of the
-Roger Gafward, Manpower manager
MARVIN LYNCHi, enptoy- clerical work o rMaIJai labOr
ment representative for the ef- jobs. The head of c re eral.oy-
fice, says these students have ment agency, which sp-cializes
only a 50-50 chance of being in the secretarial aad clerical
placed. They may be m r r e. field, says "good prod'scinn ty-
successful, he suggests, "if they pists" are in dernand to fill
approach University p-ofes-;ors overload ty7.ngt jobs in tt e
and administr4tn-s directl; ra- summer.
ther than appt-itg through our Last year i. J J ', ul', aid
office." August, says ant'i' age:, 'i we
found jobs for a ast all of
But this route cuil also 1, ove those who had app:ied to be se-
fruitless. ceptionists, kelpvien ieraors,
"The Universflv han't b e e n switchboard ope 'ators, and ott -
unaffected by the econamy," er office pers stt Tere aorts-
Lynch says, wni' moans many pects may even be better this
departments are n-it hiring as year, she says, since en a n y

companies are losiag mre per-
manent empl's who are
"more ready to mova and 1Wok
for better oppa'n.tits.'
good for "lab' tyi.ework," ac-
cording to Ga'vwarl of Man-
power, especially for lobs re-
quiring difficult physia.l tabor.
The availabilry of a '1 kinds o
jobs increases during vacaton
season, from nil-JJune to in:d-
"This is the peak of the va-ca-
tion season for worker;," says
Gatward, "so I suggeat t h a t
students get their vacationing
done early and make themselves

available in the tatter part of
the summer."
BUT GATWARD etnphasees
that the availability of jobs real-
ly depends on 'how muh a
person wants to work."
"Just because someone com-
es in and puts in an applisatten
doesn't mean they want to
work," he says. "Many jobs
are available outside of a n n
Arbor and those who are wil ing
to ride a bike more thaa a ;tle
will be more likely t.- get a job."
Gatward estimates that tan-
power will have afferad jvhs to
75 per cent of its applicants by
Labor Day "if thayt'e not

Nationwide summer job
scene somewhat hopeful

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By The Associated Press
A student starting now to look
for a summer job at one of the
nation's tourist spots faces bleak
prospects. .
A nationwide Associated Press
survey of tourist regions shows
that summer jobs are not gen-
erally as plentiful as they once
were, and in many cases are al-
ready taken.
THE RESORTS that dot the
2,400-square mite wilderness of
the Pocono Mountaians in Penn-
sylvania normally employ 18,-
0000 persons during the sum-
mer months, officials said, and
nearly 6,000 are students. But
Pocono officials said the new
federal minimum wage law
makes it desireable to h i r e
older persons who will be per-
manent employes, and so they
only plan to hire about 3,000
students this year.
One official said there a r e
three or four applicants f or
every available job in the Poc-
Elliot Winer, a state l a b o r-
market economist in Massa-
chusetts, said the number of
summer jobs available on Cape
Cod increases year by year, but
not as fast as the number of
persons seeking them.

WINER SAID persons who go
to the cape now seeking sum-
mer employment might find it
"if you hit it just right," but
waiting any longer will make
the- situation hopeless.
Most resort areas said they
expect a good summer and do
not plan to cut their number
of employes. Yellowstone Na-
tional Park, for instance, said
it intended to hire about 1,760
seasonal employes this sum-er,
the same numuber as in 1973.
Dave Gerrie, student employ-
ment officer at San Diego State
in California, said "prospects
for the summer look fairly poor.
We have only a few jobs, six or
seven, for 30,000 students. The
business community isn't doing
a very good job." He said he
usually places students for the
summer with small contractors,
but because the building indus-
try is in a slump those jobs
aren't available.
HOWEVER, the representa-
tive of the National Alliance of
Businessmen in San Diego said
he thought it would be a good
summer for students seeking
jobs, and said he hoped to place
2,250 students this summer com-
pared to 1,400 last year.
John Moore, who manages the
Oregon State Employment of-
fice in Toledo, Ore., said he had
jobs he couldn't fill. Moore said
he had about 25 or 30 jobs
available in the motel and res-
taurant fields, and that as soon
as they were filled others would
come in.
And Disney World in Orlana,
Fla., is adding 1,500 persons to
its 9,000-person work force for
the summer. A spokesperson
said that most of these jobs are
still open but applicants m a s t
apply in person, not by letter,
and must either live in the area
or have a local address to give.
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