Women in War Work

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Labor Requirements and Available Supply

Future Shortages in Supply of Male Workers

Women now engaged in industrial work, and other women who may never have worked for wages before, will take over an ever larger share of the production of military goods as the war lengthens. The sharp increases in output called for by President Roosevelt in his message to Congress, January 6, will require a near trebling of the number of workers at present employed in war industries. Louis Levine, Federal Employment Service analyst, estimates that 17,500,000 workers—some 10,000,000 ...

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