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Auto Industry / Job Retraining #86404

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 16, 1983
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(Studio) No. layoffs in auto industry last month mentioned; General Motors reported announcing decision to recall some employees.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Flint, Michigan) General Motors' job retraining program, designed to prepare unemployed auto workers for non-auto industry occupations examined; films shown. [UAW vice president Don EPHLIN - believes changes in industry are permanent.] Role of high tech inds. in workers' futures noted. [Automa Corporation president Herb SCHENEMAN - notes lower starting salaries in high technology] Marty Peterson's experience with new job cited as example [PETERSON - notes irony in being paid less for higher skilled job.] [Dr. Dennis ELLIS - fears retrained workers are being misled.] [Laid-off General Motors Corporation worker Scott HARDY - feels job retraining is a sham.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Jennings, Peter;
Miller, Ron

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