National Geographic : 1954 Nov
AS GENERAL ELECTRIC SEES IT... New products created 45,000 G-E jobs inthe last nine years And hundreds of new ideas are now being developed to keep employment high and help America live better One out of every five people working at General Electric owes his job to products G. E. didn't make before 1945. Will coming years bring as much prog ress? Actually, we believe there will be more. Many exciting possibilities are predictable as we learn how to make full use of atomic energy. Another important new develop ment will be electronic machinery which will make work easier, production swifter and create more jobs. New uses for gas turbines promise improved air, rail and ship transportation, and better power plants for industry. Research will make home appliances even more helpful. All these fields-and many others-are so promising that we expect to produce more in the next ten years than in all the previous 75 years of our existence. As we see it, in a free economy, America's indus trial progress is not only continuing, it's rapidly accelerating. -E Tower of time cards shows jobs created by new G-E products. In a single pile, they'd reach 5 stories high. Tiny job maker. The G-E transistor, not much bigger than a pencil eraser, does the work of a full-sized vacuum tube. It makes possible a wide variety of new electronic devices which will make your life more pleasant in the future and give employment to thousands of people.