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Doctor "Win the War" The key to this far-reaching success was employment. Munitions plants, airfields, ship-building factories, and other industries under pressure to meet extraordinary wartime demands needed labor —and lots of it; employers couldn't fill openings fast enough. As the war escalated and the demand for military equipment, vehicles, and ammunition multiplied, so too did the number of available jobs. At the same time, a military draft had drained the labor force of millions of young men, so employers had to open their doors to many of those who had long been excluded from high-paying, skilled labor positions, particularly African-Americans and women . President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 8802 , which banned discrimination in defense industries, widened the range of occupations available to blacks. And women filled positions once held only by men, such as mail carriers , technicians, bus drivers, railroad operators, plumbers, and construction workers. All industries competed with one another for employees and were compelled to offer a number
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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