The U.S. is finally up against the hard fact that it has more jobs than workers and that the disparity is growing. Employment is at an alltime high (54.3 millions); unemployment is at the "irreducible minimum." Yet the aircraft industry needs 600,000 workers quick; and the armed forces will haul away another two million men by next July.
Last week the War Manpower Commission, in a final attempt to make workers go voluntarily where they are most needed:
> Increased the list of nondeferrable occupations (newsboys, doormen, whiskey makers, etc.) to shoo such workers into war plants.*
> Made 149 "critical" occupations...