Employment at Amache varied widely. Although evacuees were not forced to work they were paid for their services. Many people worked at the WRA farm while others provided community services. Professionals and supervisors were paid $19 per month while the standard pay was $16 per month. Apprentices only made $12 per month. Outside of the camp these same jobs being performed by non-Japanese earned 20 to 30 times as much pay. Employees who chose to work was given a notice of assignment which stated where they would work and their rate of pay. In addition to a monthly salary each person was allotted a clothing allowance of $2 to $3.75 depending upon the number of dependents and the age of each person.
Life in the Camp
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