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According to the latest annual report of the Appointment Office of the Harvard Alumni Association, more men have applied for positions and obtained them in 1918-1919 than in any previous year, even the record made before the war being broken. There have been over 500 applications for men and 157 permanent positions filled. About 1400 applicants are registered, divided into three classes: available because out of a position; actively available because dissatisfied with their present position, and those satisfied but available for advancement along special lines, or for an exceptional opportunity. New men are coming to the office in continually increasing numbers, while a larger percentage of the service men are being placed every day.

Graduates who have been in service during the war are receiving particular attention. Beside a large number of men who have been placed, many others have been helped by the office in gaining a knowledge of the general outlook in business and of the different opportunities. During the past year, from November to October, 665 ex-service men have registered. Of this number 130 were placed directly by the Appointment Office, 28 by the Faculty and the clubs; 63 returned to their former positions, 15 returned to the University for further study, and 129 found their own positions. The remainder are available, or have failed to notify the office that they are placed. Salaries have risen, comparatively few beginners receiving less than $780, while the highest is $5000. The number of men placed at salaries ranging from $2500 to $3500 is greater than ever before. Manufacturing claims the largest numbers of recruits, with 54 positions filled. Mercantile jobs follow with 20, while 13 is the total of men going into brokerage. The number of positions filled, 274, beats the previous record of 1915-'16, by 53.

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