Business: The Agony of the Overskilled Man

"As head of the Plans Branch for a large staff supporting Projects Gemini and Apollo, I coordinated the development of plans for astronaut recovery. Although recovering astronauts is not your responsibility, I believe the planning, innovating and problem solving necessary for its successful execution is also required in your business."

THAT excerpt from a job seeker's letter points up one of the nation's most perplexing problems as it de-emphasizes the role of defense spending. Deep cutbacks in military and space expenditures are throwing onto the labor market a corps of highly educated and experienced...

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