Programming: Opportunity Lines

When television sets out to perform a worthwhile service, there is hardly anything that can beat it. The latest service is a weekly employment office of the air, which in seven months has spread to 14 U.S. cities.

The format calls for an announcer to read off a list of job openings for anything from a $64-a-week busboy to a $200-a-week accountant. Some offers are for temporary jobs, such as the recent call in Chicago for a $40-a-day bodyguard. Next, personnel managers and employment counselors discuss opportunities or show films on such subjects as apprenticeship programs and interview techniques. The...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!