Labor Shortage Predicted for the Printing Industry

By Knapschaefer, Johanna | THE JOURNAL RECORD, September 21, 1988 | Go to article overview

Labor Shortage Predicted for the Printing Industry


Knapschaefer, Johanna, THE JOURNAL RECORD


take immediate action to avert a severe labor shortage in the printing and publishing industry expected in three to five years, according to local officials.

This concern was expressed at a Tuesday meeting of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce's Task Force on Printing and Publishing, which was formed to stimulate expansion in the industry, the sixth largest in the state by payroll and employment.

"We need to excite students in high school and middle school about the attractiveness of the printing and publishing industry," said Kenneth Black, sales representative for Zellerbach, a Mead Co. printing paper distributor in Oklahoma City. "We want to encourage students to think about a career - not a job."

Black was referring to the decreasing numbers of students enrolling in schools to prepare for jobs in the printing and publishing industry.

At Oklahoma City Community College, for example, enrollment in a printing program has dropped 20 percent over the last year, due to the poor economy, according to Joe Bush, professor of printing at the college.

In addition, many high school have dropped programs in printing and publishing, said Tom Herring, branch manager of Zellerbach.

To increase student's awareness of the industry, Black suggested the task force develop a public service video program which could be used at high school career awareness programs.

Black also expressed the value of enabling students involved with career search programs to directly talk with middle management in the industry regarding their printing needs.

"We need to get feedback on what skills are needed in production," he said.

A state task force will help improve both the industry and its educational needs, said Bush.

"As an outside source, the task force would have the strength to come in and identify a problem at a school," he said. "We need extra weight from the outside to implement change. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Labor Shortage Predicted for the Printing Industry
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.