This folder contains correspondence from or about employees and prospective employees. There are also letters soliciting Edison's opinion regarding former employees seeking positions elsewhere. Most of the correspondence relates to employment requests for the West Orange laboratory. Among the items for 1905 are letters from a voluntary association of Edison's "muckers" (employees), items pertaining to working conditions in the wax works, and correspondence concerning staffing needs at the West Orange laboratory and the Edison Chemical Works.
Approximately 5 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected are primarily unsolicited requests for employment at the laboratory and responses to an advertisement placed in the Electrical World and other publications. Some of the letters contain marginal notations by Edison regarding references, interviews, photographs, and salary requirements of applicants. Samples of these items have been selected.