CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 04, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Labor Department mentioned announcing unemployment figures; details given. Report introduced.
(NYC: Ray Brady) Scenes shown of Christmas shoppers trying to get service. [WOMEN - complain about lack of employees to help.] Housewives and teenagers reported not filling Christmas time surplus positions. [Store MGR. - says store is desperate for employees.] Various shortages across country discussed; scenes shown. Portland, OR, hospital nurse shortage mentioned. [Hospital personnel director Ron BARIL - explains problems of insufficient staff.] Labor shortage depicted. [ME labor commissioner John FITZSIMMONS - discusses labor shortage.] high school dropout rate cited. [Hudson Institution William JOHNSTON - discusses difficulties of finding jobs without necessary skills.] Hardees shown sponsoring pep rally. Incr. pay for many employees reported resulting from worker shortage.
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