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Industrial Recruitment and Unemployment Problems

    Naturevolume 135pages889891 (1935) | Download Citation



    NO passage in the King's speech on the evening of May 6 won more cordial approval than his reference to; the unemployed. In the midst of the rejoicings and demonstrations of loyalty, at a time when the industrial population of Great Britain was never so large, his words reminded all that there are still more than two million unemployed. The King's wish and appeal to find them work takes us to the central problem. The development of minor interests, the provision of occupations for occupation's sake, even the provision of allotments, may do much to bring them hope and a sense of fellowship with the community. It does not touch the real need. Only as they find work and recover an established place in the scheme of things can they regain their independence and true estate of manhood or womanhood.

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