Putting People Back to Work
By: Nathan Schmitz
Franklin Roosevelt and an Idea
Work Relief Programs
The Civil Workers administration soon followed it created jobs to make public services and create many jobs for Americans in this time of need. It employed around 2.5 million people earning around $15 a week.
The biggest of all the work relief programs was the Work Progress Administration which employed over 9 million Americans in its time. It employed people of all skill levels and gave them jobs best suited to their talents.
Although some believed that these relief funds were a waste of money. They kept the American economy moving.