MANPOWER: Fade-out of the Women

Women workers are fading from the labor market in increasing numbers, reported OWI last week. This drift back home is due to production cutbacks and layoffs; many of the women discharged do not apply for other available jobs. The chief reasons:

¶The new job may not offer the same high rate of pay as the old one, or may require too much physical strength.

¶A woman trained for a specific war job may not fit into other work.

¶If the first job was taken for patriotic reasons, the woman may feel she has done her share in the war.

¶Shopping,...

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