Works Progress Administration (WPA) Law and Legal Definition
Works Progress Administration (WPA) is a national labor program launched in 1935. It was later renamed as Work Projects Administration. The goal of the WPA was providing employment to more than 2 million unemployed people in the U.S. during economic crisis. It created useful construction work for unskilled men and sewing projects for women. Millions of unemployed were employed to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. It also created projects for unemployed artists, musicians and writers. During its existence the WPA was the biggest employer in the U.S. The people who needed jobs were eligible for some of the jobs provided by it. The prevailing wages in each area for that particular job for which people were engaged were given to them.
WPA was funded by Congress with passage of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935. The WPA provided jobs and income to the unemployed during the great depression in the United States. The WPA provided almost eight million jobs between 1935 and 1943. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) ended in 1943.
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