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MORE JOBS THAN MEN IS PICTURE FOR ENGINEERS — The college engineer market, subject to the fickle swing of the employment pendulum, will be getting a good picking over by industry in the early 1960’s when demand for engineering graduates will exceed supply. The Engineering Manpower and Scientific Manpower Commissions reported that industries intend to step up recruitment of engineering graduates. By 1963, about 12 engineers will be sought for each ten recruited in 1959.… The increased demand will come at a period when the number of engineering graduates will be declining. Early figures already point to a drop in freshman engineering enrollment in 1959, indicating the 1963 class will be even smaller.

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