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MILWAUKEE, WIS.
1950

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SOCIOLOGY DIVISION

PART-TIME JOBS
FOR WOMEN

D-6
Tables to supplement
Women's Bureau Bulletin 238

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Maurice J. Tobin, Secretary
Women's Bureau
Frieda S. Miller, Director
Washington 25, D.C.
1951

BOAriDS
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INTRODUCTION
These tables 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 Milwaukee in
January 1950.
Bulletin 238 describes the part-time work experience of management and
employees in a wide range of jobs and industries in which women were
working a short week. The majority of woman-employing industries in non­
manufacturing were included in the study, with the following exceptions:
Agriculture; some service industries, 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, temporary and seasonal workers, canvassers and door-todoor saleswomen, insurance 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 tfie 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 bulletin is not shown by individual city but
only by the aggregate findings of the lO cities, a series of supplementary
individual city reports listing the part-time jobs in each city has been
prepared and are available on request.
These cities are - Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, Milwaukee, New York,
Providence, Richmond (Virginia), San Francisco, Syracuse, and Worcester.

CONTENTS
Table 1 - Extent of part-time employment of women, by industry—
Milwaukee.
Table 2 - Alphabetical list of part-time jobs held by women,
by industry—Milwaukee.
Table 3 - Industry list of part-time jobs held by women—Milwaukee.




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TABLE 1.

EXTENT OF PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN, BY INDUSTRY—MILWAUKEE
Establishments
estnblishnients
employing

4T-4

Industries

ments

171

8

All

Number of
establish­

women

Industry

regularly

employing

Total
number of

A1 1
employees

women

part

time

Women part-time
employees
Percent of
total women

women
e np1oyees

N umber

20, 631

13, 815

2, 2no

16

X

210

5*

10

17

-

-

-

-

-

-

Amusemen t
Mot ion-picture
Communication and Other Public Utilities
Electric light and power companies

1

0

Gas companies

1

fl

Radio broadcasting stations

i

0

Finance,

Insurance,

-

-

and Real Estate

Banking and other finance

16

3

587

368

10

3

Insurance

21

5

1. 871

1, 186

69

6

7

0

-

-

“

Real estate

*

Personal Services
Beauty shops

2d

4

6

. G

4

Eating and drinking places

13

14

550

431

100

25

(11

Hotels

u

5

1, d-23

547

21

4

Dry-cleaning depots

2

0

-

-

-

-

Photography

1

0

-

32

16

997

54 9

187

34

20

13

893

486

100

21

3

3

830

402

198

49

2

2

95

70

21

30

Universities and colleges

3

3

943

215

30

14

Other special schools

5

3

96

67

18

27

-

Professional and Related Services
Charitable,

religious and membership

organizations:
2
Social agencies
Other organizations ®
Educational services:
Schools:
Adult education
Private schools,

primary and secondary

Libraries

1

1

348

292

2

1

Museums

1

0

-

-

-

-

9

8

1, 754

1, 435

Ill

8

Medical and other health services:
Hospitals,

sanitariums,

clinics

Professional offices:
Architects' offices
Doctors1

and dentists’

Lawyers’

9

_

-

_

5

10

10

6

111

38

office

0

36

offices

8

14

13

10

111

15

13

634

588

73

12

11

10

7,736

5, 810

1. 119

19

Trade
Retail stores:
Apparel and accessories stores,

women’s

Department stores
Limited-price variety stores
Miscellaneous retail stores
Wholesale trade

7

4

660

590

87

15

83

38

1, 064

608

79

13

1

0

-

(1)

Miscellaneous Industries and Services
12

3

35

23

15

Publishing houses

7

2

275

161

11

7

Bookkeeping service

1

0

-

-

-

Advertising and letter service

1 Base too small to Justify percent.
^ Includes such associations and agencies as American Red Cross, Catholic Social
Welfare Bureau, Children’s Service Society, City Recreation and Adult Education, community centers, Family Service Agency,
Girls’ Club Association, Jewish Vocational Service, Milwaukee Hearing Society, Planned Parenthood Clinic, Travelers Aid,
Visiting Nurse Association, Wisconsin Service Association (prisoners* aid), youth organizations (Catholic and Jewish).2n952




TABLE 2.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PART-TIME JOBS HELD BY WOMEN, BY INDUSTRY—MILWAUKEE

Finance
and
Insurance

Personal
services

Professional and related services

Miscellaneous
industries and
services

Retail trade

Schools

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Beauty operators.................................................................................
Child care aides.................................................................
Clerical workers:
Adjustment clerks........................................................................
Admittance clerks........................................................................

X

X

X
X
X
X

Addressograph-machine operators..........................

X

X
X

Billing-machine operators..............................................

X
X

X

X

x

X
X

X

X

X
X

X

Dictaphone operators..............................................................

X
X
•

X
X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X
X
X

X

X
X

X

X

X
X
X
X

X

X

X

X

X

X
X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Directors or executive secretaries and
X

Pood-service workers:
X

X

X
X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X
X

X
X
X

X
X

X

X

X

X
X

X

X

X

X

X

X

.x

X
X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X
X

Interviewers..............................................................................................
Kindergarten and nursery-school attendants.

X
X
X

——

Non-selling retail trade workers:

x

X
X
X

Drapery makers.................................................................................
Elevator operators....................................................................

X
X
X
X

Models...........................................................................................................

X
X
X
X

X

X
X
X

X
X

X

X

X
X
X

X
X
X

X

X

X

X

X
X
X
X

Teachers of—
X
X
X

X

X
X
X

X

X

X
X
X

Home nursing.......................................................................................

X
X

X

X

X

X
X
X

X

X

X

X
X

X

X

X

X
X
X
X

X

X

X
X
X

X
X

X

X
X
X
X
X
X

X
X

Technicians,and assistants, medical................
X
Tellers..............................................................................................................
-Ticket.sellers........................................................................................ X
1 Administrative assistant secretaries of volunteer services (Red Cross); directors of club work (professional) (community centers); assistant directors of play grounds (professional)
(community centers); directors of volunteer services (Travelers Aid and hospitals); executive secretaries (Planned Parenthood).
® Breakdown of occupations not available.
3 Also Includes leader of parent education study group.
* includes such occupations as laundresses, seamstresses, and tray girls.




TABLE 3

INDUSTRY LIST OF PART-TIME JOBS HELD BY WOMEN IN MILWAUKEE

Amusement

Professional and related services

Motion-picture theaters
Saleswomen, candy
Ticket sellers
General clerks

Charitable, religious, and membership
organizations
Social agencies
Accompanists, piano; administrative
assistant secretaries (Red Cross);
counselors for social activities
(youth organization)
Directors of club work and assistant
directors of playgrounds (community
centers)
Directors of volunteer services
(Travelers Aid)
Executive secretaries (Planned Parent­
hood)
Group leaders (community centers)
Housemothers (girls' home)
Leaders of parent education study
groups
Lecturers (club women's group)
Nurses, registered; psychologists;
social workers (welfare agencies);
supervisory case workers (family
service agency)
Teachers—
Auditory training, English for
foreign born, lip reading (hearing
society)
In community centers-bridge,
ceramics, dancing, drama, dress­
making, English, handicrafts,
physical education, swimming
Nursery classes
Dictaphone operators, general clerks,
receptionists, secretaries, telephone
operators
Checkroom attendants
Waitresses, cooks, dishwashers,
kitchen helpers
Other organizations
Church-superintendents of Sunday Schools
Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A.
Accompanists, piano
Group leaders
Teachers of bridge, hat making,
interior decorating, languages,

Finance and insurance
Banking and other finance
Tellers
Addressograph-machine operators
General clerks
IBM machine operators
Posting-machine operators
Stenographers
General cafeteria helpers
Insurance
Bookkeepers
Clerk-typists
General clerks
Stenographers
Typists
Waitresses
Kitchen helpers
Personal services
Beauty shops
Beauty operators
Eating and drinking places
Hostesses, waitresses, coffee makers,
cooks, countergirls, dishwashers,
doughnut makers, food packers,
pantry girls, salad makers
General helpers in school lunchroom
Saleswomen
Hotels
Cashiers, desk and food
Hostesses, waitresses, pantry girls
Maids, elevator operators
Audit clerks, desk clerks, general
clerks
Telephone operators




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TABLE 3.—MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (cont'd)
Professional and related services (cont'd)
Charitable, religious, and membership
organizations (cont'd)
Other organizations (cont'd)
Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A. (cont'd)
psychology, writing and journalism
Clerk-typists, desk clerks, general
clerks, secretaries, stenographers
Waitresses, bus girls, cooks, dish­
washers, pantry girls, general
helpers-food service
Maids, checkroom attendants

Educational services (cont'd)
Schools (cont'd)
Other special schools
Private art schools
Managers, publicity and
public relations workers,
registrars
Teachers of ceramics, interior
decorating, life drawing,
oil painting
Private secretarial school
Teachers of Spanish
School for crippled children
(public school)
Child care aides, cooks and
assistants
Libraries
Library aides

Educational services
Schools
Adult education
Accompanists, piano
Teachers of anatomy, arts, book
review, bridge, business courses,
Medical and other health services
ceramics, dancing, dramatics,
Hospitals, sanitariums, clinics
English, flower arrangement, handi­
Directors of volunteers
crafts, homemaking, home nursing,
Laboratory technicians
landscape design, language, lip­
Nurses' aides; nurses, practical;
reading, music, personal hygiene,
nurses, registered
photography, physical education
Physiotherapists and aides
public speaking, retail selling,
Recreational therapists
swimming
Technicians and assistants,
General clerks, telephone operators
medical
Checkroom attandants
Admittance clerks, billing clerks
General cafeteria and kitchen helpers
(Blue Cross), bookkeepingPrivate schools, primary and secondary
machine operators, general clerks
Librarian (professional)
receptionists, record clerks,
Kindergarten and nursery school
secretaries, telephone operators
attendants, practical nurses
Kitchen helpers, laundresses (for
Teachers of dramatics, kindergarten
nurses), maids, seamstresses
classes, Latin, mathematics, nursery
(menders), attendants of check­
classes, typing
room
Waitresses
Professional offices
Universities and colleges
Doctors' and dentists' offices
Teachers of algebra, art, business
Receptionists
statistics, comparative literature,
Technologists and assistants
dental hygienists, English, interior
Lawyers' offices
decorating, mathematics, modern
Bookkeepers, secretaries,
languages, political science, psy­
typists
chology, secretarial training, science
Trade
social case work
Secretaries
Retail stores




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TABLE 3.—MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (cont'd)

Trade (cont'd)

Trade (cont'd)

Retail stores (cont'd)
Apparel and accessories, women's
Alteration women, stockgirls,
saleswomen
Bookkeepers, general clerical
workers, telephone operators

Miscellaneous retail stores
Service operators (makes belts, buttons,
etc. in sewing machine company)
Saleswomen, comparison and personal
shoppers
Cashiers, billing-machine operators,
bookkeepers, general clerical
workers, payroll clerks, stenographers,
cashier-bookkeepers
Teachers of dressmaking
Counter girls (lunch), dishwashers

Department stores
Alteration women, drapery makers,
knitting instructors
Comparison and personal shoppers
Floor supervisors, saleswomen, models
Window decorators
Stock girls, wrappers and packers,
maids
Cashiers, addressograph operators,
advertising clerks, adjustment
clerks, mail-order clerks, payroll
clerks, telephone operators
Elevator operators
Detectives
Hostesses, waitresses, bus girls,
counter girls (lunch), kitchen helpers
Limited-price variety stores
Saleswomen
Counter girls (lunch)




Miscellaneous industries and service s
Advertising and letter service
General clerks, mimeograph
operators, multigraph operators,
typists
Opinion polls and market research
Interviewers
Publishing houses
Proofreaders, general clerks,
typists
Cooks, kitchen helpers

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