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The Dictionary of Occupational Titles

The History of Classifying Occupations and How It Affects Our Perception of Work

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To help match the unemployed with employment opportunities in the depths of the Great Depression, Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor under Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal administration, worked to pass The Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933, creating Employment Service…




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Amanda Silver

Amanda Silver

Workplace researcher and storyteller; passionate about using operations to improve jobs. Subscribe to Workable for news on changing work:

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