Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of Illinois Volume 10, Pts. 1897-1898

Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of Illinois Volume 10, Pts. 1897-1898

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: Toledo, inasmuch as it relieves, in procuring help for distressed families in need of work, the city infirmary and other charitable institutions supported at the expense of the public. Another beneficial factor of the free employment oflice is this. Prior to the establishment of this oflice, employers of labor in this city and the surrounding towns were obliged to pay in sums said to aggregate $5,000 per year as tribute to the alleged private bureaus which then existed. This sum is saved annually, it is safe to say, to the citizens of Toledo and the suburban towns by the fact that this oflice exists. "When this branch of the bureau was established eighteen months ago, we had in this city several private labor oflices, so-called, where applicants were-charged from 50 cents to $5.00 for services promised. The result was that the commission paid was retained, while the positions promised were never se-cured for applicants. Consequently, upon the establishment of this oflicc-these ofiices have totally disappeared. "The oflice referred to gave us but little trouble after the establishment of-this branch, although the proprietors for some time made a vigorous kick, at what they were pleased to term an infringement on the rights of private citizens." Montana was the second state to create free public employment ofiices by legislative enactment. The creating act as it finally passed was an amendment to one section of the law creating the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and was as follows: "And it shall be the further duty of said commissioner within thirty days after the passage of this act, to establish and maintain in connection with the said bureau, a free public employment otfice. Said commissioner shall receive all...
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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236532848
  • 9781236532848