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.


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