Pamphlet, Training and Reference Manual for Job Analysis

Pamphlet, Training and Reference Manual for Job Analysis

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Federal legislation of the 1930s encouraged detailed analysis of American jobs. The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 gave workers the right to collective bargaining. The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 stated which jobs were subject to working hour limits and overtime rules and which were exempt, based on specific work activities. One result was the Dictionary of Occupational Titles mentioned in the description of object 1989.0710.74. At the same time, the Occupational Analysis and Industrial Services Division of the U.S. Employment Service in the U.S. Department of Labor prepared this detailed manual describing techniques of job analysis. It appeared in 1944.
For a digital form of the document, see the record in Hathitrust (, accessed March 31, 2020.
Mark A. Wilson, “A History of Job Analysis,” Historical Perspectives in Industrial and Educational Psychology, ed. Laura L. Koppes, New York: Psychology Press, 2007. This is a general introduction to job analysis, with nothing specific about the program discussed here.
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United States Employment Service
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overall:.1 cm x 15.3 cm x 23.2 cm; 1/32 in x 6 1/32 in x 9 1/8 in
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Gift of Samuel Kavruck
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