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Origins of Now: ReBuilding Community, An Excerpt from an Exhibit on the Resettlement of Japanese Americans in Chicago

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Resettlers worked at a variety of jobs. Women commonly worked as domestic servants, in Chicagoユs candy industry, and in the crafts. Men were in demand for low-level manufacturing jobs and niche positions like chick sexing, a job with good pay, albeit poor working conditions. A number of resettlers started their own businesses, a few of which still exist today; and a few were able to secure professional positions.

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