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The Re-employment Experiences of Former Aerospace Employees Within a Local Economy

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    FINCH J. H. (1998) The re-employment experiences of former aerospace employees within a local economy, Reg. Studies 32 , 421-433. Aerospace production has been undergoing major reorganization since the late 1980s. This paper investigates one aspect of changing organization: the re-employment experiences of those made redundant by British Aerospace (BAe) during reorganization of its production capacity across its sites in Lancashire in the North West of England. Results of statistical analysis draw attention to different rates of success in converting individuals' sets of skills and knowledge to employment in different types of companies operating in different industrial sectors within the local economy. Previous job type, age and length of employment experience form statistically significant effects in affecting chances of securing re-employment. FINCH J. H. (1998) Reembaucher les anciens salaries de l'industrie aerospatiale au sein d'une economie locale, Reg. Studies 32 , 421-433. L'industrie aerospatiale subit une restructuration importante depuis la fin des annees 80. Cet article cherche a examiner un aspect particulier de cette restructuration: a savoir les experiences des salaries reembauches qui avaientete licencies par la British Aerospace, (Bae), a cause de la restructuration de sa capacite de production a travers ses locaux situes dans le Lancashire dans le nord-ouest de l'Angleterre. Les resultats de l'analyse statistique attirent l'attention sur des taux de reussite differents quant a l'adaptation des competences et des connaissances de l'individu a l'emploi dans des differentes types d'entreprises des secteurs industriels differents au sein de l'economie locale. La categorie de l'ancen emploi, l'age et l'anciennete du travail ont des impacts non-negligeables sur les possibilites d'etre reembauche. FINCH J. H. (1998) Erfahrungen ehemaliger Arbeitnehmer bei Aerospace mit Wiederbeschaftigung in der ortlichen Wirschaft, Reg. Studies 32 , 421-433. Bei Aerospace ist die Produktion seit Ende der achtziger Jahre erheblichen Umstellungen unterworfen gewesen. Dieser Aufsatz untersucht einen Aspekt der Umstellung: die Erfahrungen jener, die ihren Arbneitsplatz bei British Aerospace (BAe) im Zuge der Umorganisierung der Produktionskapazitat an allen Firmenstandorten Lancashires in Nordwestengland verloren und wieder eine Erwerbstatigkeit gesucht haben. Die Ergebnisse der statistischen Analyse lenken die Aufmerksamkeit auf die verschiedenen Erfolgsraten bei der Anpassung individueller Kenntnisse und Fahigkeiten an Erwerbstatigkeit in andersartigen Gesellschaften auf anderen Gebieten der Wirtschaft am gleichen Orte. Die Art fruherer Beschaftigung, Alter und Dauer der Arbeitserfahrung fu �hren zu statistisch signifikanten Wirkungen, welche sich wiederum auf die Chance einer Wiederbeschaftigung auswirken.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

    Volume (Year): 32 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 5 ()
    Pages: 421-433

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    Keywords: Re-EMPLOYMENT Search; Changing Industrial Organization; The Employment Relation; Local Economy; Aerospace Production; Flexibility;

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