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Author Archives: Jennifer Simpson
The media keeps telling us that skilled workers are hard to find so it must be true. In this article, “Can’t find skilled workers? Try this American strategy from World War II” operations strategist Rebecca Morgan suggest that corporations implement … Continue reading
For the last week or so I’ve been reading oral history transcripts from Rosie the Riveters, listening to oral histories of Rosie the Riveters, and watching Bomb Girls on Netflix. And I’ve been reading about those women too: The Girls … Continue reading
I am often dismayed by how little progress we have made towards equality for women, then I run across something like this “What to tell your husband if he objects to your getting a war-time job” poster from WWII and … Continue reading
1943: 41% of welders at the Richmond Yards were women. 2015: 2% of welders in the U.S. are women. Note, “burners” cut metal (with a torch) rather than weld metal. At peak production in 1943 there were 90,000 employees … Continue reading
I really wonder how many women needed to be told not to wear high heels for work at the shipyard. Many of the women who took on shipyard jobs came from the farmlands of the Midwest, or from the … Continue reading
The Saturday Evening Post published the cover featuring a female riveter in 1943. The name on her lunchbox says “Rosie.” From “Rosie the Riveter” by Marcy Kennedy Knight at the Saturday Evening Post: Mary was a 19-year-old phone operator in … Continue reading