Extend Projects to Train Declassed Jews
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Extend Projects to Train Declassed Jews

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New projects for the training of Jewish workers, similar to that inaugurated in Kertch, Crimea, were announced by the Comzet, governmental department for Jewish land settlement.

Several hundred Jewish shoemakers will be placed in a new factory now being built at Charkoff where 8,000 pair of shoes will be produced daily. One thousand declassed Jews have been sent to sugar factories around Charkoff. Twenty-four thousand were sent to a number of Ukrainian factories. A canned goods factory in Kertch will employ 50 Jewish girls.

An agreement with the textile factories in Komarovka, Voltchansk and the Charkoff region was concluded by the Comzet whereby 150 Jewish youths will be placed there to learn the work. During their six months of training they will receive 30 roubles monthly. After which, they will be paid as fully qualified laborers. The Comzet will also send 320 Jewish youths to Kamenetz-Podolsk for three -month courses in the building trade. During their training they will receive 20 roubles a month.

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