Business: Help Wanted

A shortage of secretaries

In a spoof of corporate life called Nine to Five, which 20th Century-Fox is about to begin filming, Actress Jane Fonda plays a secretary in a Los Angeles firm that is so large and anonymous that she and her water-cooler chums are not even sure what business it is in. However it does at the box office, the movie is sure to draw howls of pain from personnel officers. Reason: all over the country, companies are finding that despite today's near 6% unemployment rate, they are having to cope with a severe shortage of secretaries. That shortage is,...

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