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June 1983

The U.S. Employment Service at 50: it too had to wait its turn

Henry P. Guzda

On June 6, 1933, the U.S. Employment Service was born with passage of the Wagner-Peyser Act; earlier attempts to establish labor exchanges had been controversial and short-lived, but the legislation was virtually unopposed in recognition of depression-era problems.

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