Clipped From The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune
NEW RULING MADE ON EMPLOYMENT Male Workers Must Be Employed Through IL S. Employment Service. start on convention Smith and Effective July 1, all male except those engaged for agriculture, agriculture, must be employed through WMC's United States Employment Service or through arrangements having consent of the local office manager. Extension over the nation on date of WMC's priority referral male workers program applies to I employers of one or more persons, Mitchell Chunn, manager of | office at Trenton, said today. In adapting the program to area the Trenton office will be conforming to national, regional and state plan of guiding male job applicants into jobs where they are ] urgently needed for the war ef- fort. "The system of priority referral does not apply to women, males j under the legal hiring age or | hired for agricultural pursuits," Chunn emphasized. "Neither does it apply to male workers already employed. Prime and imperative purpose of the system is to expose all available Job candidates to urgent needs to impress upon them the necessity of taking the job with the highest relative importance in war production." production." Workers will be offered a wide choice of jobs as possible, but man will be asked to take the that needs him most. No man take a peace time job while there a war .job he can fill, except cases where he proves such placement placement would be a hardship. Then would be referred to a less job in the area. j Chunn said the policy here j be to first offer the applicants | cally essential jobs in the order i their urgency-before exposing j to essential jobs outside the area. I "This program which has been used successfully in other parts the country, does not contemplate compulsion," Chunn said. "On the contrary, it is a voluntary control as compared to the oft projected national service act." A worker can turn down any to which he is referred and the USES will put him in touch with another. Likewise an employer does not have to take all the workers employment office sends him, or any of them. However, It is not probable that an employer in of workers will turn down men.