Box 18, Folder 20, Document 36

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News Release IVAN ALLEN, JR.
Mayor of Atlanta

Mrs. Ann Drummond

For further information call — Ja 2- 4463 Executive Secretary

February 15, 1965

For Immediate Release

Alderman John A. White, Chairman of the City Job Opportunities
Committee, has released a report pointing up progress in the effort to hire

qualified Negroes for city jobs.

At the close of 1964, there were 483 Negroes employed in 52 classes
of employment, as compared to 337 employed in 36 classes at the close of

1963, These classes cover jobs above the level of porter, laborer or custodian.

Significant in this report is the increase in several classes of employ-

ment including: Building Mechanic I, from 15 to 20; Building Mechanic II,

from 4 to 7; Equipment Operator I, from 4 to 28; Water Pollution Control
Officer I, from 4 to 10; Water Works Mechanic, from none to 4; Typist-Clerk
II, from 1to 9; Fireman, from 18 to 36; Police Patrolman, from 39 to 47,

and Police Detective, from 7 to 10.

Alderman White, in concluding this report to Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.,

who appointed the committee in October, 1963, stated:

"We are pleased to report the progress of the City Job Opportunities
Committee in eliminating discrimination in hiring of city employees. Just
as Atlanta has led th way in eliminating other areas of discrimination, so
we are setting the pace in providing job opportunities solely on the basis of

ability to handle the job."'

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