WAR MANPOWER COMMISSION [WMC],
RECORD GROUP 211
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Recruited labor for war and essential civilian industries, trained labor for jobs essential to the war effort, analyzed manpower utilization practices to increase labor efficiency, and accumulated national labor market information.

Employee Violates Area Stabilization Plan

Worker Leaves Job for North

June 19, 1943

An African American worker leaves the South to work in the North and does not want to return despite his apparent violation ...

Tags: African Americans | Labor | Ohio | Tennessee | World War II
Workers Needed in Coal Mines

Coal Mine Losing Workers

August 20, 1943

Coal mines were in desperate need of workers, but mine lore discouraged the hiring of women for these jobs...

Tags: Labor | Tennessee | World War II
Mobile Women's Recruitment Campaign

Women Recruited

March 6, 1943

The War Manpower Commission undertook a campaign to recruit women in the Mobile, Alabama area to work in war industry...

Tags: Alabama | Women | World War II
Certificate of Availability Process

Certificate of Availability

November 1944

Originally denied in September and October 1944, Sam Garwood was finally granted his release from the Charleston Navy Yard...

Tags: Georgia | Labor | South Carolina | World War II
Newspaper Editorial

Newspaper Editorial

1943

This editorial in a Mobile, Alabama newspaper documents the race riot at the Alabama Dry Dock and Ship Building Plant in May 1943...

Tags: Alabama | Race Relations | World War II
Dry Dock Welders

Dry Dock Welders

May 1943

Following complaints of unequal hiring practices, the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company employed black welders to work the third shift...

Tags: African Americans | Alabama | Race Relations | World War II