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War Demands And You

From The American Horologist magazine, January 1942

War Demands And You

Watchmakers can fill many positions now opening up in Government Defense work, but just because you happen to be practicing the art does not prove you are capable of fi!ling precision instrument work openings.  Such men are being used as rapidly as special demands are placed.


To those seeking some sort of work in plants serving our Government, we refer you to the United States Employment Service.


In a letter just received from Washington, D. C., we quote:
"Your letter of December 18 stating that large numbers of your men:bers are eager to utilize their skill in the service of the Federal Government is greatly appreciated." "As you are probably aware, there is an Employment Service in each state in the country. Together these services constitute a nation-wide system of Public Employment Services which are now recruiting workers for the defense program. Local offices are situated in approximately 1 500 cities throughout the country.

All of these local offices are advised of work opportunities in their respective communities, and through the nation-wide clearance facilities of the United States Employment Service they are also aware of job openings in other localities." "Accordingly, we suggest that your applicants be advised to register at the nearest local office of the Employment Service in order to obt~in suggestions and counsel concernmg the manner in which to find adequate employment to aid in war-time production." Should there be any question on the p~rt of State or Government agencies, as to properly classifying watchmakers, refer them to "Federal Security Agency;" "Currently Active Occupations Series;" "Interviewing Aid for Watchmaker," 4-71.510, Number lA-41.


This is the Government "Occupational Analysis Section," dealing with our profession.  


There is another avenue open, that of Civil Service.

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