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SOCIOLOdV DIVISION PART-TIME JOBS FOR WOMEN IN DES MOINES, IOWA 1949 0-5 Tables to supplement Women's Bureau Bulletin 238 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Maurice J. Tobin, Secretary Women's Bureau Frieda S. Miller, Director b°ards Washington 25, D.C. 1951 C. Lf 20090 INTRODUCTION These taoles supplement "Part-Time Jobs for Women—A Study in lO Cities/' published as Bulletin No. 238 of the United States Department of Labor's Women's Bureau, Washington 25., D. C. They present detailed lists of jobs and industries in which women were employed part time in Des Moines in the fall of 1949. Bulletin 238 describes the part-time work experience of management and em ployees in a wide range of jobs and industries in which women were working a short week. The majority of woman—employing industries in nonmanufacturing were included in the studyj with the following exceptions: Agriculture; some service industrieSj such as household employment and maintenance work (office cleaning); Government service; and self-employed persons. Also, the following selected occupations were excluded: Public school teachers, tem porary and seasonal workers, canvassers and door-to-door saleswomen, in surance agents, real estate saleswomen, theatrical and professional entertainers. Part-time work by students was not included. (In New York City the study was limited to three industries—museums and art galleries, advertising agencies, and publishing houses.) The information was collected during the period from June 1949 to June 30, 1950, by Women's Bureau representatives directly from employers and from women Part—time workers in lO cities located in various sections of the country. Since the information in the oulletin is not shown by individual city but only oy the aggregate findings of the lO cities, a series of supplementary individual city reports listing the part-time jobs in each city has Deen pre pared and are available on reguest. These cities are — Dallas, Denver, Des Moines,, Milwaukee. New York, Provi dence, Richmond (Virginia), San Francisco, Syracuse, and Worcester. CONTENTS Table 1 — Extent of part-time employment of women, by industry_ Des Moines Table 2 - Alphabetical list of part-time jobs held by women, by industry—Des Moines Table 3 - Industry list of part-time jobs held by women— Des Moines 20090 1 TABLE 1. EXTENT OF PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN, BY INDUSTRY—DES MOINES Indus try All Industries Establishments regularly employing women part time Nuwber of establish. ■ents employing women Number of es tab 1lsh. ments 305 87 All mployees Total number of women employees Women part-time employees Number percent of total women 8, 138 5, 638 544 10 112 43 13 30 1 (1) (1) Amusement Motion-picture theaters Communication and Other Public Utilities Electric light and power companies _ Radio broadcasting stations Finance. 150 _ 19 Insurance, and Real Estate Banking and other finance 12 4 2 1 Insurance 10 872 597 4 1 7 36 11 2 (1) (1) Real estate Personal Services Beauty shops 15 11 11 3 Eating and drinking places 20 182 137 10 7 Hotels 5 697 331 16 5 Photography 7 130 100 1 1 Professional and Related Services Charitable, religious, and membership organizations: Social agencies 2 Other organizations 3 30 16 217 181 39 22 17 7 51 36 12 (11 126 64 62 97 11 9 5 (1) Educational services: Schools: Adult education Preschools (nurseries) Private schools, primary and secondary 9 8 3 (11 276 104 10 10 - - - - - - “ Universities and colleges - - 1, 127 96 9 Other special schools Libraries - Art galleries Medical and other health services: Hospitals 1,389 Professional offices: Doctors' and dentists' offices 46 7 7 6 (1) Lawyers' offices 14 5 5 2 (1) Trade Retail stores: Apparel and accessories stores, women's Department stores Limited-price variety stores Miscellaneous retail stores 8 6 4 217 206 9 4 5 2, 319 1,620 218 13 4 4 419 384 17 4 61 10 298 186 13 7 450 1 Miscellaneous Industries and Services Advertising and letter service _ Placement agencies 600 Publishing houses . - (1) Base too small to Justify percent. Includes such associations and agencies as American Red Cross, Cancer Informa tion Center, Child Welfare Division, Chlldren-s Rome, City RecreatloW Commission, community centers, day care centers Planned3 Parenthood, St. Vonlcs's School (home for children of broken homes). Society for Crippled Children, Travelers’ Aid. Includes such organizations as church groups and T.W.C.A. 2 0090 TABLE 2. ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PART-TIME JOBS HELD BY WOMEN, BY INDUSTRY—DES MOINES Finance, In surance, and real estate Personal services Miscellaneous industries and services Retail trade Professional and related services Schools JO 8 Job i § » I 1 i 1 s s I £ 1 > 1 1 1 1 s 1 I a i I 1 1 1 a o § S >■ B .4 X R ..tP r.p * Clerical workers: X X x X X Bookkeeping-machine operators... X X X C L Credit-adjustment clerks........ X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X x X X X X Pood-service workers: Assistant managers, school X „ X X K. X X X General helpers X (kitchen X X Hos t€ . h m h(>1 prc. 1 h/l1 1 X X x X X X X X X X X X X X f t d nt Kindergarten and nursery school X X .. y X X X Nonselling retail trade workers: X vv ^ X x X X X X » X X X X X X 1 w rt Teachers of - „ x D p : X X X p X X 8 X X Dressmaking assistants X Elementary subjects, grade K Fnglich p1<J % G ' X X X X V X X X X x X X X X ^ m X 1 . Jmt.n<ary lflw X X X X X X X X X X X Youth d irectors................... . • X 20«90 Breakdown of occupations not . lable. X X X 3 TABLE 3. INDUSTRY LIST OF PART-TIME JOBS HELD BY WOMEN—DES MOINES Amusement Professional and related services Motion-picture theaters Clerks (bank night) Ticket sellers Charitable, religious, and membership organizations Social agencies Accompanists, piano Consultants (child welfare) Executive directors (planned parenthood ) Group leaders, recreation Housemothers (home and school for children ) Kindergarten and nursery-school attendants Social workers (children's home) Social workers (travelers' aid) Teachers in community centers— Art Dancing Dressmaking, assistant,instructors Drama General clerks Cooks and assistants Ma ids Other organizations Church Youth directors Y.W.C.A. Group leaders Program directors Teachers of— Daneing Physical education Desk clerks General clerks Record clerks Secretaries Communication Radio broadcasting stations Receptionists Finance, insurance, and real estate Banking and other finance Secretaries Insurance Library aides Clerk-typists Underwriter clerks Lunchroom helpers Real estate Secretaries Stenographers Personal services Beauty shops Beauty operators Eating and drinking places Assistant managers, school lunchroom General helpers, kitchen and counter Waitresses Kitchen helpers HoteIs Cashiers Hostesses Waitresses Elevator operators Audit clerks Telephone operators Photography Bookkeeping-machine operators Educational services Schools Adult education Teachers of— Art Business courses Home economics Languages English 20090 4 TABLE 3- DES MOINES, IOWA (continued) - Languages (cont'd) English for foreigners English review French German Italian Spanish Music appreciation Physical education Swimming Other Bridge Child development Daneing Fiction writing Flower arrangements Handicrafts Lip reading Parliamentary law Public speaking Retail selling Preschools (nurseries) Kindergarten and nursery-school atte ndants Teachers of nursery classes Private schools, primary and secondary Teachers of— Elementary subjects, grade schools Nursery classes Universities and colleges Teachers of— English Mus ic Psychology Speech, voice and diction Stenographers Kitchen helpers Other special schools (mentally retarded children) Lunchroom helpers Medical and other health services Hospitals Instructors of student nurses, registered Library aides Nurses' a ides Nurses, registered Pharmacis ts Admittance clerks Receptionists Secretaries Telephone operators Typists Waitresses Tray girls Cooks and assistants Professional offices Doctors' and dentists' offices Receptionists Secretaries Lawyers' offices Secretaries Trade Retail stores Apparel and accessories stores, women' s Alteration women Stock-control clerks Saleswomen Department stores Models (tearoom style shows) Receptionists (French room) Stock girls Wrappers and packers Saleswomen Cashiers and wrappers Elevator operators Bookkeeping-machine operators Comptometer operators 2 0090 5 TABLE 3.—DES MOINES, IOWA (continued) Miscellaneous retail stores (cont'd) Bookkeepers Clerical workers, general Cashier—checkers, grocery Department stores (cont'd) Clerical workers, general Credit-adjustment clerks Cashiers, tearoom Counter girls, lunch Waitresses Limited-price variety stores Saleswomen Counter girls, lunch Miscellaneous retail stores Wrappers and packers Saleswomen Miscellaneous industries and services Publishing houses Kitchen helpers Civic activity association Hos tesses Gpo 83-20090 Labor - DC. (WB 52-196)