View PDF

The full text on this page is automatically extracted from the file linked above and may contain errors and inconsistencies.

w v,sv
^.it&OOV

FOR WOMEN

v

At

PART-TIME JOBS

IN
WORCESTER, MASS.

1950
D-12
Tobies 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

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 Worcester 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
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 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 job)s 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—
Worcester.

Table 2

Alphabetical list of part-time jobs held by women,
by industry—Worcester.

Table 3

Industry list of part-time jobs held by women—Worcester.
2095°

TABLE 1.

EXTENT OF PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN, BY INDUSTRY—WORCESTER
Establishments regularly employing women part time

Number of
establish­
ments
employing
women

Number of
establlshments

All
employees

332

125

7

Industry

5

All Industries

Women part-time
employees

Tot, a]
number of
women
employees

Number

7, 147

4, 796

628

116

33

10

<11

-

-

-

-

Percent of
total women
13

Amusement
Notion-picture theaters

Communication and Other Public Utilities
Electric light

and power companies

1

0

Gas companies

1

0

Radio broadcasting stations

4

0

Finance,

Insurance,

-

and Rea] Estate

Banking and other finance

12

1

215

88

1

1

Insurance

22

3

635

445

12

3

6

2

2

2

2

Real estate

(1)

Personal Services
Beauty shops

12

4

31

30

5

Eating and drinking places

26

20

390

252

64

25

Hotels

6

3

391

183

28

15

Self-service laundries and dry-cleaning depots

2

0

7

0

-

-

-

-

Photography

-

-

27

15

196

120

30

25

19

10

302

170

58

34

Adult education

3

3

137

45

45

100

Preschools (nurseries]

1

1

3

2

1

Private schools,

2

1

35

28

2

Universities and colleges

4

3

418

99

15

15

Other special schools

26

Professional and Related Services
Charitable,

religious,

organizations:
Social agencies

(11

-

-

and membership

2

Other organizations 3
Educational services:
Schools:

primary and secondary

(11

(1)

4

4

123

89

23

Libraries

3

1

128

106

4

4

Museums

3

3

67

37

9

(11

10

6

1, 354

1, 098

90

6

1

2

1

1

(11

38

6

8

8

7

(11

22

0

-

-

-

-

Medical and other health services:
Hospitals and clinics
Dental laboratories
Professional offices:
Doctors'

and dentists'

Lawyers'

8

•
offices

offices

Trade

1

Retail stores:
Apparel and accessories stores,

women's

Department stores
Limited-price variety s.tores
Miscellaneous retail stores

14

5

314

5
4

S

1,640

3

396

349

19

5

57

20

244

139

47

34

246
1,

18

7

226

137

11

Miscellaneous Industries and Services
Advertising

0

4
1 Base too sraAll to Justify percent. 2 includes such associations and agencies as Community Chest and Council, Family
Service Organization, Friendly House (recreation center), Heart Association, Rest Home Association, Salvation Army, Social
Center for Older People, Temporary Horae and Day Nursery Society, Travelers Aid, Worcester Boys' Club, Worcester Employment
Society, Worcester Girls' Club, Worcester Hearing League, Worcester Youth Guidance Center. 3 includes such organizations
as church groups, girl scouts, men’s and women's clubs, Y.M.C.A., Y.W.C.A.
20QKn

TABLE 2.

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

Personal
services

.

Professional

and related

services

Retail

Schools

§

cd

CO
* G
w 0
3 —
O G>
cd
to CQ

g

Qi

2

10

a>

<1)

Job

Accompanists,

M o t io n - p ic t u r e t h e a t e r s

0

u

to
G
2

g

G

a>

u

G

0

3
9
bO
G
2
9
ca

to
o>

0)

0
9
G
3
co
G

CD
4J
al
*->
w
CD
a)
0)
os

0.
0

G

>,

t-5
3
cd
CO

■O

G
<u
to
cd

■0
i
to
G
G>
cd
U

co
a>
i->

0

cd

0

O

piano....................................................................................

G 60
G
. O
<u
>H O,
3 *-<
cd G
4-> CO
— G
G a>
cd 3
G 6
0 o>
„ *
a*
5

"to

-a
9

O

cd
S

G

0
4J
<d

G
O.

«0
G
3
c

G

^

0

M

■0

O
O
G

3

0

3
•a

W
<d
G
a.

O

0

G

0

co

O
CO

O

0

0
0

c

G
>»

•O

§

r*i
O

m

CO

a>
Ck
to

G
cd
G

G

£>

O

C
3>

CO
<i>
G

0

G

B
3
CD
3
r

dj
G
O

CO

<0
a>

G

CO
G
<D
J»

CO
4-5

•O
G
cd

a)
0

0
0

a) a}
4-5 CO
cd
> 3
£
Q-

0

9

G
cd
3
c

to
0)
d

c->

CO
a>
bo
CD
H

>»

9

CO
0)
0

£>
<x>

cd
4-5
a

<0
0

a:

H
cd
4-5
c
CD
O

G
■O

3

c
cd

CO
G
O
4->
O
Q

trade

CO
a>
G

0

(0

4-5

CO
CD
G
O
4->
CO

G
cd
>

cd
4-5
CD
G

0

4->
G
CD
E

G
a

CO
3
O
•D

0
G
to
to
tD
cd

<0
^

•O
9

E
O
*

<D
G
cd
D.
a

flj
G

0
to

G
cd
0.
CD
O

■0

§

a>

f—1

E
2

t)
CO
2

X

Anesthetists. . . •................................................................................................

X

Attendants......................................................................................................................

X
X

Clerical

workers!
X
X

Bookkeepers..........................................................................................................

X

X

X

X

X

X

Cashiers......................................................

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

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

Housemothers..................................................
Kindergarten and nursery-school

X

X

X

X
X

X
X

X

X
X
X

X

X

Non-selling retail trade workers:
X

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

X
X

Orthopedic technicians (professional).......

X
X
X
X

X

X

X

Teachers of —
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
X
X

1
^

Executive secretaries or directors of such services as education,
Breakdown of occupations not available.
20950

program planning,

volunteer services,

museum extension programs.

X

X

X

TABLE 3

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

Amusement
Motion-picture theaters
Saleswomen candy
Ticket sellers
Matrons
Finance, insurance, and real estate
Banking and other finance
General clerks
Insurance
Secretaries
Statistical clerks
Bus girls
Counter girls
Dishwashers
Real estate
Secretaries
Personal services
Beauty shops
Beauty operators
Eating and drinking places
Managers
Cashiers
Waitresses
Bus girls
Caterers
Cooks and assistants
Counter girls
Dishwashers
Kitchen helpers
Salad makers
Sandwich makers
Bookkeepers
Hotels
Desk clerks
Cashiers, food
Food checkers
Waitresses
Housekeepers
Elevator operators
Telephone operators
Professional and related services
Charitable, religious, and membership
organizations
Social agencies
Executive secretaries or directors
{social centers for older people)

Housemothers (day nurseries society)
Kindergarten and nursery-school
attendants
Librarians (boys' club)
Promotional assistants (community
chest)
Psychiatric social workers (youth
guidance)
Social workers (family service and
travelers aid)
Teachers of—
Cooking
Dressmaking
Game room
Handicrafts
Homecrafts
Home nursing
Music
Bookkeepers
Information clerks
Secretaries
Cooks
Dishwashers
Other organizations
Churches
Kindergarten and nursery-school
attendants
Nursery teachers
Sunday school teachers
Youth assistants
General clerks
Secretaries
Girl scout council
Bookkeepers
Clubs (private and semiprivate)
Waitresses
Housekeepers
Y.M.C.A. and Y.W. C.A.
Accompanists, piano
Teachers of—
Bridge
Crafts
Dramatics
Handicrafts
Interior decorating
Nursery classes
Physical education
Swimming
Bookkeepers
Secretaries
Stenographers
Telephone operators
Cashiers
Waitresses
Bus girls
20950

TABLE 3- WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS (cont'd)
Trade (cont'd)
Cashiers
Retail stores (cont'd)
Clerical workers, general
Cashier-wrappers
Comptometer operators
Detectives
Limited-price variety stores
Elevator operators
Saleswomen
Maids
Miscellaneous retail stores
Markers
Saleswomen
Bookkeepers
Matrons
Saleswomen
Cashiers
Sewers, upholstery
Counter girls, lunch
Audit clerks
Waitresses

GPO 83-20950

TABLE 3.—WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS (cont'd)
Libraries
Professional and related services
Librarians (professional)
(cont1d)
Desk clerks
Museums
Kitchen helpers
Directors' assistants and
Maids
librarians
Attendants, checkroom
Directors' assistants of museum
extension (community center for
Educational services
children)
Schools
Guides
Adult education
Teachers of—
Directors of program (girls
Art
trade school)
Book illustration
Teachers of—
Fashion art
Americanization courses
Painting
Dressmaking
Bookkeepers
Foods
Handicrafts
Medical and other health services
Home decorating
Hospitals and clinics
Languages, English
Anesthetists
Office practices
Directors of volunteer services
Stenographers
Laboratory technicians
Typing
Nurses' aides
General clerks
Nurses, registered
Preschools (nurseries)
Orthopedic technicians
Nurses, registered
Physiotherapists
Private schools, primary and
Cashiers
secondary
Credit clerks
Teachers of art
Receptionists
Psychologists, educational
Secretaries
Universities and colleges
Telephone operators
Teachers of—
Typists
Botany and biology
Bus girls
Geology
Cafeteria helpers
Psychology, child
Counter girls
General clerks
Dishwashers
Payroll clerks
Kitchen helpers
Record clerks
Maids
Receptionists (veterans'
Dental laboratories
guidance centers)
Bookkeepers
Secretaries
Stenographers
Professional offices
Saleswomen (book store)
Doctors' and dentists' offices
Other special schools
Dental assistants
Directors of education
Dental hygienists
Kindergarten and nursery school
Nurses, registered
attendants
Secretaries
Teachers of—
Bible and Bible history
Trade
Kindergarten classes
Religion
Retail stores
Sunday school
Apparel and accessories stores,
Secretaries
women's
Trade school for girls
Teachers of music
Alteration women
Clerk-typists
Saleswomen
Business school
Stock clerks
Teachers of—
Department stores
Commercial courses
Alteration women
Medical secretarial course

20950


Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102