What role did a jobber play for an industrialist?


(i) Even when the mills multiplied, getting jobs was difficult.
(ii) The numbers of people seeking jobs were always more than the available jobs.
(iii) The industrialists employed a jobber to get new recruits.
(iv) Usually jobbers were old and trusted workers.They got people from villages, ensured them jobs, helped them settle in the city and provided them with money in times of crisis.
(v) The jobbers thus became powerful and men of authority.
(vi) In exchange of the service they demanded money and gifts for their favour and often controlled the lives of the workers.