|What Happened in the World 100 Years Ago - 09/26/1921|
[Secretary of Commerce addressed on Unemployment] Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) presided over national confernece on unemployment. Hoover urged voluntary, cooperative solutions and warned that Federal funds were off limits, the Conference divided into ten subcommittees and began their work. The final report of the Conference called for local Emergency Committees that would encourage and coordinate hiring by private businesses, and asked private businesses, and state and local governments to move forward any planned construction projects in order to generate short term jobs. The long-term recommendation of the Conference was to use public works projects to reduce unemployment during economic downturns.
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