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First Ever City Job Fair Leaves Many Frustrated With Hiring Process(Chicago)
CBS ^ | 11-9-12 | Unattributed

Posted on 11/09/2012 5:14:21 PM PST by dynachrome

About 3,000 people lined up for the city’s first-ever jobs fair on Friday – some of them waiting in line for up to six hours – hoping to apply for work with the city, but many left frustrated after learning the only way to apply for a job was to go online.

WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports Mayor Rahm Emanuel stopped by the job fair, expecting a warm welcome from job seekers, but instead ran into lots of ticked-off people.

More than 3,000 people showed up for the 55 posted job openings, but city hiring rules require all applications be filed online, so many of those who attended left frustrated at having to stand in line for hours, without being able to actually apply for a job.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: jobfair; obamavoters; ohio
I needed a good laugh today! Note that they are looking for gubmint jobs.

(search still not working for me. if posted already, sorry 'bout that)

1 posted on 11/09/2012 5:14:27 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

Wait til they get a load of Obamacare.


2 posted on 11/09/2012 5:16:48 PM PST by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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To: dynachrome
and this:

“The reason there’s frustration is not for the two to three hours here, it’s for the two to three years they’ve been waiting [for a job],” [Emmanuel] said. “My goal was to get us organized … our job is to help people find a job. Even if we don’t have it, to get them organized.”

Bush's fault!

3 posted on 11/09/2012 5:19:43 PM PST by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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To: IncPen

“I’m organized! Where be the jobs?”


4 posted on 11/09/2012 5:22:09 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

Not to mention the chosen location for this photo op...Kennedy-King College, where this was held, is in the heart of Englewood. Yes, that Englewood, one of the most violent patches of turf in America. I remember seeing this joke covered on the morning news and thinking “You couldn’t find space downtown?”


5 posted on 11/09/2012 5:28:23 PM PST by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: dynachrome

Cripes! Don’t those chumps know that events like that are only for show?


6 posted on 11/09/2012 5:30:42 PM PST by glorgau
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To: dynachrome

What else are they going to apply for?

Imagine yourself out of work. Out of benefits. Out of hope. City jobs open and what are you going to do?


7 posted on 11/09/2012 5:32:06 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: dynachrome
Chicago? Did they post the price list of how much you have to kickback to your boss, his boss, and anyone else on your upline?
8 posted on 11/09/2012 5:32:29 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: dynachrome

“More than 3,000 people showed up for the 55 posted job openings...”

Just one more reason to be glad that I’m retired.

It might take Obama 7 or 8 more terms to get everyone working again.


9 posted on 11/09/2012 5:37:46 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: dynachrome

They have to have a jobs fair in a major city like Chicago for government jobs? What? No one actually came to them asking for a job?


10 posted on 11/09/2012 5:42:27 PM PST by RevolutionaryTimes
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To: dynachrome

I still recall watching all of those happy Obama voters on election night and just thinking to myself those people have no idea what they just did to the country. The job market is not going to improve. Those businesses and private industries with capital are still not going to spend on production or hire new people especially with Obamacare about to hit in January. I hope those happy faces enjoyed the moment because from here on out it’s going to be another four years of misery for this country.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 5:52:43 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: WorkingClassFilth
What else are they going to apply for?

Imagine yourself out of work. Out of benefits. Out of hope. City jobs open and what are you going to do?

You've hit precisely upon the cruelty of the charade.

12 posted on 11/09/2012 6:02:11 PM PST by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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To: IncPen

If there is no other fodder, the cheese in the trap is fair game.


13 posted on 11/09/2012 6:04:06 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: dynachrome

14 posted on 11/09/2012 6:04:46 PM PST by dfwgator
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What? No one actually came to them asking for a job?

Yeah, actually they did, long before the "fair." They're the ones that applied online. None of these idiots did that, and the city did not provide computers with which to do so. It was rather dumb having a "jobs fair" without that, in fact. I can't walk out of my grocery store without passing a computer terminal set up for just that purpose.

15 posted on 11/09/2012 6:12:13 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: dynachrome

If these are Chicago residents, they must be complete idiots. Illinois, which includes Chicago, is a “pay for play” state which requires up front payments from all job seekers and businesses. Additional requirements may include union membership, a mentions friends or relatives or butt buddies in high places, groveling or sniveling as appropriate, or other humiliating or perverted acts as deemed necessary.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 6:41:51 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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perverted acts

Only if you are going to work “under” rahm emmanuel.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 6:47:43 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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A man applies for one of those jobs and finds out he’s been on the city payroll for years.

He protests he hasn’t. “Is this your name? Your address? Your SS number? Your signature on these cashed checks?”, he’s asked.

“Not my signature”, he says.

“Can’t help you, bud. You can only hold one job at a time”, he’s informed, “but look at the bright side. Some people on the city payroll are dead and at least you still have your health!”.


18 posted on 11/09/2012 7:09:08 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: dynachrome
i guess putting the EMAIL address in the advertizement was tooo much to ask... much more fun playing with the unemployed in person and seeing their depression when told they have to apply online...
19 posted on 11/09/2012 8:08:25 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: dfwgator
Cool!


20 posted on 11/09/2012 8:40:41 PM PST by Orange1998 (Please DO NOT PRESS CTRL W)
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To: KarlInOhio

Might I recommend a top shelf, no-show job.


21 posted on 11/09/2012 8:42:33 PM PST by Kenneth J. Conner (Rezko for Radicals)
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