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Missouri Employment Service Discontinues Reference to Religion on Application Cards

December 24, 1941
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The Missouri State Employment Service has discontinued the reference to the religious affiliation of workers seeking employment through its service, it was made known today by the Commission on Economic Problems of the American Jewish Congress. This action followed recent negotiations with the Missouri State Employment Service by the officers of the St. Louis Council of the Congress.

Information concerning this new regulation, which is designed to make merit rather than race or creed the basis of employment, was sent to M.J. Slonim, President of the St. Louis Council, American Jewish Congress, by Elmer John Keitel, Sr., Chairman of the Unemployment Compensation Commission of Missouri, of which the Missouri State Employment Service is a part.

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