Masters Thesis

California state employment service: 1884-1974.

The process of bringing work and laborer together goes back in man's history beyond the records of civiliza- tion. The first large-scale "employment" of people was probably through the institution of slavery. The first source of labor supply was the capture of enemies in battle- The first "recruitment" method was kidnapping. Sadly, with the beginning of mankind's organization into social struc- tures whereby people could cooperate with and help each otheri there arose also practices whereby some men devised ways to control other human beings and force therii either by physical or economic meansn into bondage and servitude.

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