Press cuttings concerning the activities of the Women's Employment Publishing Company, including the publications 'The Fingerpost', 'Careers and Vocational Training'.
Press cuttings on Careers and Vocational Training
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Women's Employment Publishing Company Ltd was established by the Central Employment Bureau for Women around 1913/14 in order to deal with its publications. The Central Bureau had been issuing the twice-monthly journal 'Women's Employment' since 1899 and other occasional publications in connection with their work and it was this that the Women's Employment Publishing Company continued from the parent organisation's offices in Russell Square. In addition to the main periodical, the press was also responsible for the publication of numerous editions of 'Careers [later, 'and Vocational Training']: A Guide to the Professions and Occupations of Educated Women and Girls', 'The Finger Post', 'Hints on how to find work' and 'Open Doors for Women Workers'. The directors just before the outbreak of the Second World War were H John Faulk (Chairman), Miss E R Unmack (Managing Director) and Miss A E Hignell (secretary). Despite problems cause by this disruption and a decline in the number of readers in this period, the company survived and continued publishing 'Women's Employment' until 1974.
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Description prepared by Jennifer Haynes.
Provenance uncertain, although the link with the Women's Employment Publishing Company indicates that this volume, along with GB 106 10/41 and GB 106 10/43, may have once formed part of the records of the Women's Employment Publishing Company and/or the Central Employment Bureau for Women.