Technology is the key to soaring productivity for workers

Laabs, Jennifer J.
November 1997
Workforce (10928332);Nov97, Vol. 76 Issue 11, p18
Reports on American workers productivity according to US Labor Department data. Percentage increase in productivity outside the farm sector; Factors which contribute to high productivity.


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