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PART-TIME JOBS

IN
PROVIDENCE, R. I.

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sociology

SERIAL

FOR WOMEN

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1950
D-8
Tables to supplement
Women's Bureau Bulletin 238

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Maurice J. Tobin, Secretary
Women's Bureau

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Frieda S. Miller, Director
Washington 25, D.C.
1951

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 Providence in
the spring of 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 work­
ing a short week. The majority of woman-employing industries in nonmanu­
facturing 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 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 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, Provi­
dence, Richmond (Virginia), San Francisco, Syracuse, and Worcester.

CONTENTS

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




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TABLE 1.

EXTENT OF PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN, BY INDUSTRY—PROVIDENCE
Kstabllshments

Number of
es tabllshmen ts
employing
women

All Industries

Number of
establlshmen ts

400

135

6

Indus try

1

regularly employing women pair t time
Women pairt-tlae
empl c>y ees

Total
number of
women
employees

Number

11, 728

7, 778

871

ii

5

166

34

17

id

*

A1 1
employees

percent of
total women

Amusement
Motion-picture theaters
Communication and Other Public Utilities
Electric light and power companies

1

0

Gas companies

1

0

Radio broadcasting stations

8

1

15

4

2

Finance,

Insurance,

-

_
in

and Real Estate

Banking and other finance

24

3

902

441

10

2

Insurance

22

3

24

20

3

(11

Real estate

10

1

1

1

1

(1)

22

5

16

15

6

(1)

9

250

174

65

37

228

25

11

Personal Services
Reauty shops
Eating and drinking places

9

Hotels

S

4

686

Dry-cleaning depots
Miscellaneous personal service ^

4

1

2

2

1

ID

12

0

-

-

~

“

29

18

312

154

43

28
43

Professional and Related Services
Charitable,

religious,

and membership

organizations:
C
,
.3
Social agencies
Other organizations

12

20

366

233

100

Educational services:
Schools:
Adult education

1

i

37

22

22

(1)

Preschools

2

2

41

36

10

(1)

8

4

160

131

21

16

Universities and colleges

4

3

380

218

20

9

Other special schools

6

3

562

250

8

3

Libraries

1

1

105

98

1

1

Museums

1

0

-

-

*

“

Hospitals and clinics

9

8

2, 888

2, 144

124

6

Dental laboratories

2

I

2

1

1

(1)

(nurseries)

Private schools,

primary and secondary

Medical and other health services:

Professional offices:
7

0

52

12

18

18

13

(1)

29

2

3

3

2

(1)

18

6

536

479

53

11

Department stores

4

4

3, 364

2, 411

248

10

Limited-price variety stores

6

4

545

470

28

6

60

21

346

189

45

24

Architects'

offices

Doctors'

and dentists'

Lawyers'

offices

offices

Trade
Retail stores:
Apparel and accessories stores, women's

Miscellaneous retail stores
Miscellaneous Industries and Services

11

0

Placement agencies

1

1

2

2

2

(1)

Publishing houses

4

0

-

-

-

-

Commercial artist

1

0

Advertising and letter service

12

3

Base too snail to Justify percent.
Includes photography and dressmaking shops.
Includes such associations and
agencies as Child (Guidance Clinic, Children’s Friend and Service, City Recreation Department, community centers, Com­
munity Work Shop of Rhode Island, Family Service Society, Oirls' City Club, International Institute (for foreignbom) , National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, providence Boys' Club, providence League for the Hard of Hearing,
Providence Urban League, Rhode Island Cancer Society, Rhode Island Refugee Service, Travelers Aid, Salvation Army,
 such organizations as church groups, men's and women's clubs, Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A.
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TABLE 2.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PART-TIME JOBS HELD BY WOMEN, BY INDUSTRY—PROVIDENCE
Finance, Insur­
ance, and
real estate

Personal

Professional

services

and related services

Miscellaneous
Industries
and services

Retail trade

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X

X

X

X

X

X

XX

X
X

X

X

X

X

X
X

X
X

Desk

X

clerks............................................................ ......................................

X

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

X
X

X

X

X
X

X
X
X

X

X

X

X

X

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Xi.

X

X
X

X
X

X

X

X

X
X
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Editors of newsletter and stenographers...
X

Pood-service workers:
X
X
X

X

X

X

X
X

X

X

X

X
X
X

X

X
X

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Kitchen helpers

X

X

X

X
Y
X
X
X

General helpers,

X

school lunchroom.............................

X

X

X

X

X

X

X
X

X

X

Kindergarten and nursery-school
X

X

X

Laboratory technicians....................................................................
X
X

X

X

X

X

X
X

X

X
X

x

X

Nonselling retail trade workers:
X
X
X

X
X

X
X
X

X

X
X
X

X

X
X

Occupational therapists................................................................

X

X

X

X
X
X

Program directors,

executive
X

X

X

X
X

Publicity and advertising manager.............................
X
X

X
X

Supervisors of Sunday school departments..
Teachers of

X

X

Art-nature painting........................................................................

X
X
X
X

X
X

X

Fashion illustration....................................................................

X
X

X
X

Hebrew,

history,

and Bible..........................................

X
X

X

X

Labor problems

and legislation.................................

X
X

Literature

and composition...............................................

X
X
X

X

X
X

Office machines

-

operation...........................................

X
X

X
X

X
X
X
X

X

Trigonometry and solid geometry.............................

X
X
X

x
X

1 Breakdown of occupations not available.
2 Program and publicity organizer; program planning co-director (city recreation program); executive secretary; director of volunteers; educational director, assistant.




X

X

X

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TABLE 3.

INDUSTRY LIST OF PART-TIME JOBS HELD BY WOMEN—PROVIDENCE

Amusement
Motion-picture theaters
Sales (candy)
Ticket sellers
Ushers
Matrons

Hotels (cont'd)
Maids
Roll servers
Clerk-typists
Telephone operators
Typists
Dry-cleaning depots
Receiving clerks ’

Communication

Professional and related services

Radio broadcasting stations
Announcers on childrens' program
Bookkeepers

Charitable, religious, and membership
organizations:
Social agencies
Group leaders (community centers)
Hearing testers (League for Hard
of Hearing)
Librarians (boys' club)
Nurses, registered
Occupational therapists (community
centers)
Program directors (city recreation
department)
Program and publicity organizers
Psychologists (child guidance
clinics)
Social workers (welfare agencies)
Teachers of Dressmaking
Home economics
Lip reading
Music and director of radio
broadcast
Physical education
Preschool classes
Primary grades
Bookkeepers
Clerk-typists
General clerks
Secretaries
Stenographers
Matrons
Other organizations
Churches
Editors of newsletters
Educational directors' assistants
Kindergarten and nursery-school
attendants
Sunday school teachers
Supervisors of Sunday school
Secretaries
Telephone operators

Finance, insurance and real estate
Banking and other finance
Tellers
Information clerks
Statistical clerks
Bus girls
Cashiers, cafe
Counter girls
Glass and silver wipers
Waitresses
Elevator operators
Insurance
Policy analysts
Cashiers
Chauffeurs
Real estate
Secretaries
Personal services
Beauty shops
Beauty operators
Eating and drinking places
Cashiers
Cooks
Counter girls
Kitchen helpers
Sandwich makers
Waitresses
General helpers, school lunchroom
Hotels
Waitresses
Cooks
Kitchen helpers



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TABLE 3.—PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (cont'd)
Professional and related services

Schools (cont'd)
Private schools, primary and
secondary
Teachers of Art
Bible
Music
Nursery classes
Physical education
Information clerks
Secretaries
Cafeteria helpers
Waitresses
Kitchen helpers
Laundresses
Maids
Universities and colleges
Librarians (professional)
Library aides
Teachers qf English
Home-economics teaching problems
Labor problems and legislation
Literature and composition
Mathematics
Tea-room management
Cashiers
Secretaries
Waitresses
Cooks' helpers
Other special schools
Teachers of Art-nature painting
English
Fashion illustration
Interior design
Water color
General clerks

( cont 'Tj
Other organizations (cont'd)
Nurses alumnae association
Executive secretaries
Private clubs
Bookkeepers
Desk clerks
General clerks
Hostesses
Waitresses
Coffee makers
Salad makers
Maids
Y.W.C.A. and Y.M.C.A.
Accompanists, piano
Kindergarten and nurseryschool attendants
Desk clerks
Hostesses
Cafeteria helpers, general
Dishwashers
Maids
Attendants, locker room
Educational Services
Schools
Adult education
Teachers of —
Dressmaking
Piling
Office—machine operation
Shorthand
Typing
Languages
English
English for foreigners
French and Spanish
Trigonometry and solid
geometry
Secretaries
Preschools (nurseries)
Kindergarten and nursery-school
attendants
Teachers of Arts and crafts
Hebrew languages, history
and Bible
Music
Preschool classes
General clerks



5

Libraries
Catalogers
Librarians (professional)
Library aides
Medical and other health services
Hospitals and clinics
Directors of volunteers
Laboratory technicians
Medical technicians
Nurses, registered
Physiotherapists
Billing clerks

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TABLE 3.—PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (cont'd)
Professional and related services
(cont'd)
Hospitals and clinics (cont'd)
Bookkeeping-machine operators
Cashiers
Dictaphone operators
File clerks
Record clerks
Receptionists
Secretaries
Telephone operators
Typists
Waitresses
Tray girls
Maids
Dental laboratories
Bookkeepers
Professional offices
v
Doctors' and dentists' offices
Dental technicians
Nurses, registered
General clerks
Receptionists
Secretaries
Lawyers' offices
Secretaries
Stenographers
Trade
Retail stores
Apparel and accessories stores,
women's
Saleswomen
Elevator operators
Bookkeepers
Cashiers
Clerical workers, general




Retail stores (cont'd)
Department stores
Alteration women
Detectives
Elevator operators
Inspectors
Markers
Matrons
Nurses
Saleswomen
Section managers
Shoppers, comparison and personal
Stock girls
Wrappers
Cashiers
Clerical workers, general
Comptometer operators
Cashiers, food
Cafeteria helpers
Waitresses
Limited-price variety stores
Markers
Saleswomen
Miscellaneous retail stores
Inspectors
Saleswomen
StockgirIs
Bookkeepers
Clerical workers, general
Counter girls, lunch
Dishwashers
Miscellaneous industries and services
Placement agencies
Bookkeepers
General clerks
Miscellaneous business services
Publicity and advertising
managers

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