CHAPTER 481

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, nearly one million of our Nation's out-of-school youth under the age of 21 and in the labor market are jobless; and

WHEREAS, this Nation can ill afford this tragic waste of young manpower; and

WHEREAS, in Delaware there are approximately 2200 of these young people out of work; and

WHEREAS, the social and economic implications, as well as the personal future of these young job seekers today and the many others who will enter the labor force in the next few years, demand immediate attention and action; and

WHEREAS, many thousands of these young workers are qualified to accept responsible jobs with industry and business, with many more thousands qualified for trainee and entry positions; and

WHEREAS, an able work staff is the key to profits, yet there is a growing shortage of qualified workers in the prime age groups, especially in the demand occupations, and trainable young job seekers are available to fill these gaps in the work force; and

WHEREAS, these young job seekers are adaptable, eager, train quickly, respond easily to supervision, and provide a fresh outlook and new ideas. Their job assets can be translated into increased profits for business and industry; and

WHEREAS, the President has approved and strongly endorsed the actions taken by the Secretary of Labor to marshal all possible resources in his jurisdiction to attack vigorously the mounting problems of jobless youth; and

WHEREAS, the Delaware State Employment Service, affiliated with the United States Employment Service, is especially well equipped to conduct a concerted drive to help put youth into jobs:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ELBERT N. CARVEL, as Governor of the State of Delaware, call upon employers, large and small, to cooperate in this campaign by listing all possible job needs with their local State Employment Service Office and by hiring the young beginners they need now, thereby furthering the Delaware effort to "Put Youth on a Job—Today's Investment, Tomorrow's Profit."

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this 20th day of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-sixth.

(GREAT SEAL)

ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor

Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State