Special Aids : For Placing Military Personnel In Civilian Jobs : (Enlisted Army Personnel)
Washington DC: Division of Occupational Analysis and Manning Tables, 1944.
Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #15255
Library REBIND in hardcover with original paperback front cover bound in, library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, light tone, light sun, otherwise light wear. Solid oversize hardcover.; "The War Manpower Commission was a World War II agency of the United States Government charged with planning to balance the labor needs of agriculture, industry and the armed forces." - Wikipedia. To aid planning for the demobilization at the end of World War II, the Special Aids volume was printed in February 1944 by the US Government Printing Office. "The Volume of Special Aids ... consists of a series of Job Families each of which lists civilian jobs related to a Military Occupational Specialty [MOS]. In counseling returning servicemen and women, previous civilian experience and training will have to be considered as well as military experience and training. It is not the purpose of this volume to indicate how service people with previous civilian experience and training should be counseled. Rather, its purpose is to indicate how military experience and training may be utilized in a return to civilian life. Since many Army occupations have no exact counterpart in civilian life, these aids were designed primarily for the use of those people who may have the responsibility for suggesting placement opportunities in civilian life for discharged enlisted personnel who have no significant civilian experience or training upon which decisions can be based. ... Three factors influenced the construction of the Special Aids, and it will be well to bear these factors in mind when applying the Aids to specific cases: 1. The fact that many men, inducted immediately out of high school at the age of eighteen have had no specific civilian occupational experience or training to fit them for a return to civilian work-life; that, as a result, their military training and experience may furnish a significant source of information for counseling or placement purposes. 2. The fact that a number of returning servicemen have physical disabilities as a result of the Army careers. 3. The fact that many men have been dissatisfied with both their prewar and their military occupations and need guidance in choosing a new civilian vocation." Massive compilation of all Military Occupational Specialties, with suggested civilian "Job Families" that could relate to each MOS "based on work done, materials, tools, machines and work aids used, knowledge and skills required, and worker characteristics." A fascinating look at planning for demobilization career counseling for Army enlisted men in World War II. ; Ex-Library; vi, 490 pages.