Factories Will Open in Ukraine Jewish Colonies
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Factories Will Open in Ukraine Jewish Colonies

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Factories producing goods for export to the United States will be opened shortly in a number of Jewish colonies in the Ukraine, according to an agreement reached between the Agro-Joint, American organization for settling the Jews on the land in Russia, and the Comzet, Russian government organization for the same purpose.

In the Kalinindorf district works are to be organized for the manufacture of needlework and for Ukrainian handiwork such as shirts, dresses, tablecloths, etc., for which there is a considerable market in America. Over 100 Jewish women and girls of the colonies will be employed.

In the Kribon districts, wicker furniture manufacture will offer work to Jewish colonies when free from their field work. There will also be work for 120 Jewish young men in a stocking factory. Two large factories to make stockings are planned for the Cherson district. The industrialization of the Jewish colonies has been one of the chief activities of the Agro-Joint.

One hundred and five unemployed Jewish young men from the small towns of the Ukraine have been sent as workers and fishermen to the Far East. By agreement with the Comzet the boys promise to accept an apprenticeship of six months, during which time they will receive 45 roubles a month. After that they will receive a regular salary.

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