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Globalization and Labour Market Segmentation

Week Two

ca – Patricia Chong: chongp@mcmaster.ca – Brendan Stone: stonebs@mcmaster.ca .Logistics • Tutorials start next week – sign up by Sunday • No tutorial on November 7 (Term Test) • TA Info: – Fabiola De Viera: deviera@mcmaster.ca – Claudius Croiset: cx_croisetvanuchelen@laurentian.

Group Project • Groups will form in tutorial next week • Group topics DUE Sept 29 • Tutorials in weeks 3-6 will be in-class group work time • Tutorials in weeks 7-12 will be discussions of group readings • Group presentations begin in week 7 – Presentations will be clustered by theme and I will assign presentation dates .

Reflections • Must write two reflections – based on two group presentations • Reflection is DUE in tutorial ONE WEEK following the focal group presentation • Late policy: minus10% per business day up to 50% • In all instances report any problems to me or to your TAs BEFORE they happen! .

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technical and managerial What they know not for what they do Autonomy.Primary Market – Upper Tier • • • • Professional. horizontal mobility Largely non-union – Teachers are. but… – Professional associations and professional image .

Primary Market – Middle Tier • Craft workers and skilled trades • Work experience and formal training – Less vulnerable to deskilling and division • Specialization results in higher wages • Horizontal mobility – not tied to specific employers • Largely unionized • Seasonal fluctuations .

machine operator • Specific job-based knowledge and abilities • Premium on regularity. punctuality and consistency – Paid efficiency wages • Internal career ladders (vertical mobility) • High unionization (traditionally) .Primary Market – Lower Tier • Production worker.

‘flexible’ hours.Secondary Market • Excess supply of labour • Labour intensive jobs • Comparatively little formal or on-the-job training required • Low unionization • Contingent / precarious workforce – High instability. limited mobility • High competition for the lowest wage .

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What happens after the Management Trainee Program? That’s up to you! Past trainees have gone on to high-level positions across numerous businesses and functions within our company.How would you like to spend your time choosing the perfect job? This is what Milestones and Associate’s 9-month Management Trainee Program can offer you. you will experience how a number of different business units operate and get to know how we work as one of the leading companies in our field. attend career and self-development classes and seminars about our industry. You will rotate through at least three key business units of your choice. While networking with top executives. Success in this position requires you to be willing to take a stand on issues you believe in. ambition and a high level of independence. We are looking for trainees that possess strong leadership skills. make forceful and persuasive presentations to senior executives. . The Management Trainee Program recruits top individuals who demonstrate self-confidence. work on special projects designed to give you valuable work experience. and you must be willing to take the risks necessary to climb our corporate ladder.

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Availability of low wage workers affects… • Where employers locate their enterprises • Decisions to invest in capital intensive versus labour intensive production processes • Workplace organization • Recruitment and selection • Investment in training .

uneven investment and access • Immigration policies . status of vocational jobs.Forces of Perpetuation • Schools – streaming. teaching style. access • Unions – haves and have nots • Social and religious norms about women • Geographical ghettos. guidance. curriculum type.