McCormick, Ernest J.: Fourth Recipient, SIOP Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award

With his first job upon college graduation, Ernest J. McCormick noted, “The World of Work would become my lifelong passion.” McCormick was a midwesterner from Ohio; his foray into job analysis began in 1935 with a position in New York City with the National Reemployment Service. The function of this federal agency was to assist state employment agencies with job information. Within the year, McCormick moved to Washington, DC, with an assignment to the U.S. Employment Service: Chief, Planning Unit, Job Analysis and Information Section, Division of Standards and Research. Job data being disparate in the 1930s with inconsistencies among job development agencies, the need for a standard classification system, particularly during the Great Depression, led to interviews with thousands of workers nationwide and ...

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