Business: WORLDWIDE SHORTAGE OF SKILLED MEN

Results: Increased Incentives, Decreasing Prejudices

A SKILLED man is often hard to find these days. The shortage is worldwide, and the reason is not the decline of craftsmen but the increased need in every country for more of them. The scramble for workers is having some odd effects on labor relations, work habits, and even on national prejudices.

Oddest of all, perhaps, is the situation in West Germany. There businessmen are frantically trying to find workers to fill 500,000 jobs. At the latest count, there were only 137,382 unemployed in the republic's entire work force of 24.6 million, an astounding .6% rate...

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