Title: Want Ads
Date: March 29, 1916
Source: The North Western Miller
Description: Since milling was a skilled-labor industry, it was important for mill owners to hire well-qualified and experienced workers and managers. Some workers looking for jobs advertised in milling magazines like the Weekly North Western Miller.
- What can classified ads tell you about the job qualifications needed for milling?
- Often advertisements for positions like these appear in newspapers like the Northwestern Miller, but sometimes they might appear in other places. What other things might millers do to look for jobs?
- What things do these ads NOT tell us about working in the mills?
- Why do you think the ads in this paper don't include the home addresses of the people who are hunting for jobs?