Striking Gains in Employment of Jews in N. Y. Banking Industry Reported

Striking gains in the employment of Jews and other members of minority groups in the banking industry were reported here this week-end by Charles Abrams, chairman of the New York State Commission Against Discrimination.

Citing evidence of a change in this and other industries in which few Jews had been employed 13 years ago when SCAD began its activities, Mr. Abrams called the lessening of bias in employment a “marvelous tribute” to the legislation. He noted that from a handful of Jews employed by Bankers Trust Company in 1949, the number had grown to 370 with 75 listed as bank officials.

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