What jobs did women do during the war?
Often women took on the jobs that men who had gone to fight in the armed forces had such as steelwork etc.
During WWII women found atypical manufacturing jobs that were left vacant by men who left to fight. These jobs were welding, assembling, and riveting to name a few. This is where the phrase "Rosie the Riveter" came from. The tragedy is that when the men returned from war, the women were fired from the jobs they performed while the men were away.
During World War 1, women first moved into the civilian jobs abandoned by men, such as shop clerks and factory workers. Women did most of the jobs in the Post Office in Washington D.C. The war effort itself involved women mainly as nurses and other medical workers. After the war women were not about to return to the farms. Without their labor available, Mr. Henry Ford made a fortune selling his tractors mechanizing farms. The…
During World War 1 women were able to get jobs because of the shortage of men. After the war was over and the men came back home. The women had to stop working and go back to house work. When World War 2 began, again with the shortage of men workers the women stepped in and worked. When the men returned home the women would not give up their jobs.