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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

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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




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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.




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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

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Clerical workers:
X
X
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X

X

Bookkeeping-machine operators...
X

X
X

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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
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X

X

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X

X

X
General helpers

X

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X

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X
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Kindergarten and nursery school

X

X

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X
X
X
Nonselling retail trade workers:

X

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X

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X
X
X
X
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X
X

X

X
X
X
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Teachers of -

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X
X
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X
X

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X

X

Dressmaking assistants
X
Elementary subjects,

grade
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X

X
X
X
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X
X
X
X
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X
X
X
X

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X

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X

X

X
X
X
X
X
X

X

X
X
Youth d irectors................... . •

X
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Breakdown of occupations not




. lable.

X

X

X

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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

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TABLE 3- DES MOINES, IOWA (continued)
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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

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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

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