We'll give you a job if nobody else does!
The CWA, or Civil Works Administration, was a program that lasted for a short period of time. This program rapidly made manual labor for millions of unemployed people. These jobs were not made to last forever, they only lasted the hard winter of 1933-34.
Civil Works Administration
The purpose of the CWA was to provide jobs to millions of people during the winter of 1933 to 1934. The CWA was a relief and recovery program. This is because it gave people money to purchase food and other essential items.
Start: November 9, 1933 End: March 31, 1934