Employment: Fair Practice

One reason that the unemployment rate among Negroes is twice as high as among whites—four times as high for teen-agers—is that Negroes, conditioned to a life of rebuffs, do not realize how many jobs have opened up to them. The latest way of getting the message across, and bringing labor-short employers together with job seekers, is for cities to stage "job fairs." Businessmen have sponsored various kinds of job fairs in Chicago, Seattle, New York and, perhaps the best-organized and most successful of all, San Francisco.

On a weekend last February, 75 companies and Government agencies set up recruiting booths...

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