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Jobbers Pants Factory
The first job opportunity outside the home for black women in Martinsville, VA occured with the opening of Jobbers. Saul Schreibfeder initiated their hiring. Here's a shot of the factory floor with many women working at sewing machines. Click HERE for a 16x10 enlarged version.

Reader (IP Address: Comment: Saul M. Schreibfeder was the superintendent. he was my grandfather. this may have been the plant managed by his son and my uncle, Joe.

Reader (IP Address: Comment: Oh my, this is the first picture I've ever actually seen, but my grandmother (Sallie D. Hairston) worked here for years. I can't count the stories she told us of Jobbers.

Reader Comment: My Mother, Elizabeth Hairston worked there, also. Karren Campbell; EMAIL:

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