Emerging Problem of Reconversion Unemployement
Cutbacks in munitions production since the end of the war in Europe have released about half a million men and women from war jobs in the United States. To date displaced war workers have experienced little difficulty in finding other jobs and no serious unemployment has developed. In the near future, however, war workers may be released considerably faster than they can be absorbed by reconverted industry. An acceleration, at the same time, of the Army's demobilization program may bring them into keen competition for available jobs with discharged members of the armed forces.
At the request of President Truman, a bill to expand unemployment compensation for displaced war workers was introduced in the House, July 9, by Chairman Doughton (D., ...