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Wherever possible connection will be made with local school authorities in cooperation with the Federal Board for Vocational Education.
 
Wherever possible connection will be made with local school authorities in cooperation with the Federal Board for Vocational Education.
 
Departments Cooperating.
 
Departments Cooperating.
In dilution, a section upon "Needs and Supply" will study sources of new labor and its applicability to industries, cooperating with the Women in Industry Service and other policy services of the department. This section will draw upon the following organizations, among others, for information. 1.  Ordnance Department district chiefs.  2. War Industries Board regional advisiors. 3. United States Employment Service. 4.District organizers, American Federation of Labor. 5. Building trades and metal trades council, American Federation of Labor. 6. Priority Committee, War Industries Board.
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In dilution, a section upon "Needs and Supply" will study sources of new labor and its applicability to industries, cooperating with the Women in Industry Service and other policy services of the department. This section will draw upon the following organizations, among others, for information. 1.  Ordnance Department district chiefs.  2. War Industries Board regional advisors. 3. United States Employment Service. 4.District organizers, American Federation of Labor. 5. Building trades and metal trades council, American Federation of Labor. 6. Priority Committee, War Industries Board.
 
A section upon"Industrial Hygiene" is contemplated, to inquire into the conditions and suitability of particular factories, for dilution.
 
A section upon"Industrial Hygiene" is contemplated, to inquire into the conditions and suitability of particular factories, for dilution.
 
Where information obtained indicates that assistance should be given by this Service, its facilities will be brought to the attention of the employers, both directly and through the Government department with which the employer has a contract. If on examination it seems that a definite percentage of dilution should be undertaken by the employers, it is believed that a clear statement of the facts and reasons and a suggestion of sources of labor and method of accomplishing dilution will secure affirmative action.
 
Where information obtained indicates that assistance should be given by this Service, its facilities will be brought to the attention of the employers, both directly and through the Government department with which the employer has a contract. If on examination it seems that a definite percentage of dilution should be undertaken by the employers, it is believed that a clear statement of the facts and reasons and a suggestion of sources of labor and method of accomplishing dilution will secure affirmative action.
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Employment Service.
 
Employment Service.
 
The facilities of the Employment Service and of its women's division in obtaining information as to needs and supply of labor, of its field offices in securing labor for the factories to send to the training departments, and of its State and local boards in getting an understanding
 
The facilities of the Employment Service and of its women's division in obtaining information as to needs and supply of labor, of its field offices in securing labor for the factories to send to the training departments, and of its State and local boards in getting an understanding
U.S. EMPLOYMENT SERVICE BULLETIN, SEPTEMBER 17, 1918    13
 
of the subject home to employers and workers, are needed by this Service. In return, the Service will be able to assist the Employment Service in meeting the demand for skilled workers, which makes up about 70 per cent of the total labor calls of employers.
 
The especial cooperation of the Employment Service may be given in supplying employers with labor which may be hired before training. This seems to this service the practical treatment of the problem of supporting workers while being trained for a new occupation.
 
Train Men in Factories.
 
Under the auspices of the Storage Committee of the Council of National Defense, now part of the War Industries Board, courses in employment management have been given during the past few months by several universities. the first having been given by the University of Rochester. Ten courses have so far been given to about 200 persons. The Employment Service has assisted in financing the courses and the Director of Training and Dilution has acted with the committee in general charge.
 
This work should be increased' employment departments should be established in every factory having training,. Pupils should come to the training director through competent employment examination, and after training be placed at work and followed up by a trained employment manager. This is so important that the Training and Dilution Service feel that the courses should be tied closely to this Service if a way to finance them can be found. Meantime, the Service will urge establishment of employment departments upon all contractors with whom it comes into relations. 
 
YOUNG WOMEN OUTSHOCKED MEN, SAYS FARGO FARMER
 
Newspaper reports from Fargo, N. Dak. indicated that the patriotic community cooperative spirit is largely influencing the farm labor situation in that section.
 
The employees of Black's Department Store of Fargo, have organized a "Shocking Club" composed of about 50 young men and women. The members of this club have been giving a very practical demonstration of what real patriotism is by harvesting wheat on the farms in the vicinity.
 
Mr. Bennett, a leading farmer of the section on whose farm the club harvested 35 acres of wheat, writes to the local paper:
 
"I made an inspection of the shocks to-day and I was agreeably surprised at the excellence of the work done. While they are all great workers, there are one or two young women in the party who can do more work than any man I have ever had on the place."
 
Federal Director Lindley H. Patten has been encouraging this community cooperation and writes that the spirit which pervades the Fargo district is general over the whole State of North Dakota.
 
 
"Boys have relieved the situation on the farms," reports the United States Employment Service office at Rockford, Ill.
 
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT OFFICES HOLD MEETING THIS WEEK.
 
Because of the importance of the nation's public employment office system to the mobilization of American's industrial army, the sixth annual meeting of the American Association of Public Employment Offices, to be held from Thursday to Saturday, inclusive, of this week at the Hotel Hollenden, Cleveland, Ohio, will be of unusual interest. National and State officials of the United States Employment Service will take a leading part in the proceedings. Following s the program:
 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1918.  Morning Session
 
Address by the president, Charles B. Barnes, State Superintendent for New York, United States Employment Service.  Address of welcome, Hon, Harry L. Davis, mayor of Cleveland.  "Employment Offices in the State of Ohio," Hon. James M. Cox, governor of Ohio.  "How to Organize a System of Employment Offices Within a State." Fred C. Croxton, Federal Director for Ohio, United States Employment Service. Discussion by William M. Leiseron, Toledo;  Eswald Petter, Federal Director for Wisconsin consin United States Employment Service; Miss Mary Ellicott Arnold, New York City; Louis T. Bryant, Federal Director for New Jersey, United States Employment Service, Joseph L. Spitz, Newark, N.J.  "What Cards are Absolutely Essential in the Record System of an Employment Office."Topical discussion.
 
Afternoon Session.
 
"The Supervision of Employment Offices," Wilbur F. Maxwell, Columbus Ohio. Discussion led by Hosea f. Moyer, Columbus, Ohio.  "Wording and Arrangement of Record Cards." C.B. Sexton, Superintendent of Bureaus, State of California, San Francisco. Discussion lead by Miss Louise C. Odencrantz, supervisor, Women's Division, United States Employment Service, New York City.  "How to Organize and Conduct a Clearing House for a State System of Employment Offices," C.H. Mayhew, Assistant Federal Director for Ohio, United States Employment Service.  Discussion by Sanford H.E. Freund, Director of Clearance Division, United States Employment service; Miss Mary Le Dame, Morris L. Ernst, and Leslie E. Woodcock, New York City.  Reports by States on Work of the United States Employment Service, By the Federal directors of employment for the States.  :number and Kind of a Personnel for an Employment Office in a City of 50,999." Topical discussion.
 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1918  Morning Session
 
"Courses in Employment Management," Capt. Boyd Fisher, Washington, D.C.  "Employment Policies in Handling Foreign Labor," Don D. Lescohier, Department of Political Economy University of Wisconsin.  "Shall Placement and Registration Work in an Employment Office be Separated?" Topical discussion.  "Why a Daily Report and What Sha;; it Show?"  Topical discussion.
 
Afternoon Session.
 
"The United States Employment Service," Hon John B. Densmore, Director General, United States Employment Service.  "Interviewing and Selecting," Mark M. Jones, Thomas A Edison (Inc.) Orange, N.J.  Arousing Enthusiasm on Loyalty," S,R. Rectanus, director of employment, American Rolling Mill Co. Middletown, Ohio.  "Special Problems of Employment Work,"  Ralph G. Wells, assistant chief employment manager E. I. Du Pont de Nemours Co.,  Wilmington, Del.
 
 
 
Women Make Good as Power Plant Workers; Get Same Pay as Men
 
 
Morris Blen, Acting Director of the United States Reclamation Service, Department of the Interior, has sent to the BULLETIN  the following report from Barry Dibble, project manager of the Minidoka Irrigation project, in Idaho:
 
"On August 12 we began an experiment which promises very satisfactory results. We have had considerable difficulty in obtaining satisfactory men or boys for operators at the power house, partly because of lack of quarters and partly because men of the type we need there are scarce. The work in connection with these positions is very light and of such character there is no reason why women are not physically able to handle it. We have therefore employed three girls and are breaking them in for the position of others. We are paying the women the same rates as we have the men.
 
To Extend Experiment.
 
"We are planning to carry out the experiment still further, and are organizing a survey party of girls to put on the topographic work on the north side pumping unit. Since our new plan has been noised about we are receiving a great many applications from girls, and those whom we have employed are taking hold in an excellent shape, so that I believe the results will be entirely
 
satisfactory."
 
EXAMPLE OF LABOR 'STEALING'  One Plant Take Trainload of Men Supplied for Another.
 
A trainload of workers came to a new War Department construction job on the seaboard from a western point. The Employment Service brought them and the War Department paid the bills. The job is vitally important and must be rushed to the limit. Like many other jobs now being done by the Government, the lives of many of our men and the time when our full strength can be employed in the war depend in part upon it. But bright and early next morning the agent of a firm which has a Government contract and a plant a few miles away came over and offered the men 3 cents an hour advance and took the whole trainload away.
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21.  Morning Session
 
"Women's Division, United States Employment Service," Mrs. Margarette Neale, Assistant to Director General for Women's Work. United States Employment Service  "A Juvenile Division in the United States Employment Services," Miss Virginia MacMakin, supervisor of Juvenile Division, United States Employment Service, New York City.  Discussion by Miss Anne Davis, Chicago; Mrs. Helen t. Woolley, Cincinnati; and Miss Bertha M. Stevens, New York City.  "How to Register and Renew Applications for Employment.: Topical discussion.. "The Community Labor Board,: Dean George W. Kirchwey, special agent, United States Employment Service, New York City.
 
Afternoon Session.  Business Meeting and Election of Officers.
 
"Women Division, United States Employment Service,: Mrs. Margarette Neate, Assistant to Director
 

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