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2,500 Escapees Refugees from Hungary Placed in Jobs in U.S.

Almost one-half of the estimated 5,000 Jewish Hungarian escapees who came to the United States and Canada between December 1, 1956 and August 31, 1957 were placed in jobs through the help of Jewish vocational service agencies. This was revealed in a report released today by the Jewish Occupational Council, which is the coordinating and service agency for Jewish vocational services in the United States and Canada.

About three-fourths of the Jewish escapees from Hungary estimated to have come to the U.S. and Canada during the period covered applied to Jewish vocational agencies for help. A majority of these found employment through the agencies or were initiated into training in preparation for technical or other jobs.