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Friday, November 9, 1973
52 JOB TITLES REVISED TO ELIMINATE SEX-STEREOTYPING
Changes in 52 sex-stereotyped job titles have been adopted in the U. S.
Census Bureau's Occupational Classifications System. They will help eliminate
the concept of so-called "men's jobs' and "women's jobs," Carmen R. Maymi,
Director of the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau,. said today.
Ms. Maymi called the new job titles "a welcome step" toward eliminating
sex discrimination in employment.
The changes were recommended by Women's Bureau and Manpower Administration
representatives of the Labor Department and other members of the Federal
Interagency Committee on Occupation Classification.
The suffix "men" has been dropped from most of the occupational titles,
and replaced by "worker" or "operator."
"It is not realistic to expect that women will apply for job openings
advertised for foremen, salesmen or credit men. Nor will men apply for job
vacancies calling for laundresses, maids, or airline stewardesses," Ms. Maymi
The title for the major group, craftsmen and kindred workers, has been.
changed to craft and kindred workers. Other changes include:
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U. S. DEPART TENT OF LABOR
OFFICE OF INFORMATION, WASHIBGTON, 0. C. 20210
Salesmen Sales workers
Cranemen Crane operators
Forgemen and hammermen Forge and hammer operators
Clergymen : Clergy
Public relations men Public relations specialists
Credit men Credit and collection managers
Newsboys Newspaper carriers and vendors
Office boys Office helpers
Foremen Blue collar worker supervisors
Pressmen Printing press operators
Dressmakers and seamstresses Dressmakers
Boatmen and canalmen Boat operators
Fishermen and oystermen Fishers, hunters and trappers
Longshoremen Longshore workers
Chambermaids and maids
(except private households) Lodging quarters cleaners
Busboys Waiters' assistants
Airline stewardesses Flight attendants
Firemen -.. Fire fighters
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