Help Wanted, Working Class Cleveland, 1946
To make students aware of the employment opportunities available
to Cleveland residents in 1946.
|comptometer || ||corsetiere || ||Dictaphone |
|millinery || ||shirt finisher
|| ||insurance underwriter |
|short order cook || ||header operator
|| ||lathe hand |
|masseur|| ||plater || ||porter
|punch press || ||stationary engineer
|| ||templett maker |
|tool and die maker|| || ||
- What types of employment opportunities were available to Cleveland
residents in 1946?
- How do these opportunities compare to those available to Cleveland
- Distribute copies of the handout to all students in the class.
Have the students examine the handouts and then complete the questions
for discussion below.
|a. ||Do these jobs still exist today? Why or why not?
|b. ||Why were jobs divided into two categories, men and women? Are help wanted ads divided by sex today? Why or why not?
|c. ||Some jobs were not available to certain racial groups. What jobs were these? Why do you think they were restricted to one racial group?
|d. ||Some of the jobs were restricted to applicants in a particular age group. What jobs were these? Why do you think there were these restrictions?
|e. ||Would it be legal today to restrict employment to any one particular racial or age group? Why?
- Have the class make a list of jobs with which they are unfamiliar.
Have them divide the jobs among the class members and research
what each job did.
- Have the students compare the jobs available in 1946 with
those available in 1846 and 1896. Were the jobs more skilled in
1946 than in the previous years?
- Have the students speculate as to what jobs will be created
to meet new needs in the future.