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First Ever City Job Fair Leaves Many Frustrated With Hiring Process(CHICAGO)
CBS Chicago ^ | November 9,2012

Posted on 11/09/2012 7:23:35 PM PST by Hojczyk

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.

Anthony Rodgers was the first person in line at Kennedy-King College on Friday, showing up at 3 a.m. for a job fair that didn’t open until 9 a.m. By the time it started, a line of people hoping to land a job with the city, or one of its sister agencies, had snaked around the block.

“I need a job. I need a job, that’s the bottom line. … The best way to get a job? Be there before your employer’s there,” Rodgers said.

His goal was the same as everyone else in line – to get a job. But many said the job fair wasn’t what they were expecting – a chance to sit down and apply for or interview for a job, not simply meet a few city officials and be told they had to apply online.

Cherrie Moore said, “They just got fliers of resources, things we could have got on the Internet, things we probably already know about.”

“Excuse me Mr. Mayor, I have a question. I came down here, I stood in line for four hours, expecting to get a job interview, or fill out an application. And I stood in line for four hours to get a flyer telling me to go online,” one woman in line complained.

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1 posted on 11/09/2012 7:23:39 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

People is CHICAGO looking for jobs??????!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 11/09/2012 7:24:47 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

You want jobs? Stop voting for Democrats.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 7:25:46 PM PST by dfwgator
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Rodney Booker said, “I stood in line for four hours. They better give me a Wal-Mart gift card, or something.”

The salaries for available city jobs featured at the job fair range from $30,000 to $110,000 a year.

City human resources officials apologized for not being clearer from the start that people attending the job fair wouldn’t get interviews, or a chance to be hired right away.

Despite the complaints, the mayor’s office said the job fair was a success, and another would be held next year.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 7:32:01 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Re the questioning of Emanuel about job interviews and being told to go online, “Hey, schmuck, it’s the CHICAGO WAY”.

Promise the world, lie like hell, and skip out before the tomatoes are thrown.

Lesson learned? Hopefully. Remember, you voted for this bastard ballerina, and you GOT HIM. Enjoy your soon to end unemployment checks.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 7:32:24 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Hojczyk

giverment jobs


6 posted on 11/09/2012 7:51:37 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dfwgator

They are not looking for REAL jobs. They are trying to get work with the city.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 8:14:20 PM PST by Kozak (The means of defence again.t foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: dfwgator

They are not looking for REAL jobs. They are trying to get work with the city.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 8:14:20 PM PST by Kozak (The means of defence again.t foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: GeronL
Party of Handouts, Heathens & giverment jobs!
9 posted on 11/09/2012 8:14:41 PM PST by classified
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To: Kozak

Ok, some of you are being hard hearted. I remember watching the video of those blacks in south Chicago who rallied outside a tv station. Many people there want jobs. If you read the article, one guy dressed in a suit, stood in line only to be told to apply online. Whoever posted the job fair is at fault for not being honest with those people.

I don’t blame those who stood for hours hoping for an interview - that’s what people expect at a job fair. Its the mayor’s office who messed it up. And, yet, these people still vote for these losers. That’s beside the point - they still want jobs.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 8:30:00 PM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Hojczyk

There are a lot fewer jobs available today than there were a few days ago. Liberals talk a lot about creating jobs but don’t have a clue about what it really means.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 8:39:10 PM PST by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until at least January 2016.)
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To: Hojczyk
Despite the complaints, the mayor’s office said the job fair was a success, and another would be held next year.

The peon's don't know nothing - we gonna have another. Although I agree with the other comments - they're there to troll for the non-job jobs.

13 posted on 11/09/2012 8:42:19 PM PST by mykroar (RIP America :: 11/6/12)
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To: Catsrus

My point is government jobs aren’t real jobs. They are parasitic on the real economy.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 8:48:14 PM PST by Kozak (The means of defence again.t foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: Hojczyk
Mayor Rahm Emanuel stopped by the job fair, expecting a warm welcome from job seekers

The poor schmucks don't get that the Job Fair is a photo op for Rahm, and they're just stage props.

15 posted on 11/09/2012 8:57:28 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Hojczyk
Despite the complaints, the mayor’s office said the job fair was a success

...and that the unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percent just that day despite actual claims for unemployment going up according to the Obama Bureau of Labor BS.

"We plan to have more of these events in the future so more people can be directed to a website and he can pretend we've created even more jobs..."

16 posted on 11/09/2012 9:03:53 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: OrangeHoof
"We plan to have more of these events in the future so more people can be directed to a website and he can pretend we've created even more jobs..."


17 posted on 11/09/2012 9:04:48 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Kozak

Be that as it may, we’re always going to have government jobs. Having said that, most of them are overpaid and under worked.


18 posted on 11/09/2012 9:26:28 PM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Hojczyk

This is funny! jobs, chicago, obama. This is funnier than those hasbeen hags on the view.


19 posted on 11/10/2012 3:26:54 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Hojczyk

I think everyone needs to understand that this is how the Dems get their voting base. They just got up to date addresses, phone numbers and resumes from the 3000-4000 people who are at least willing to stand in line for a job. These people will be officers in the GTVO operations when they are contacted.

I was given the task of making phone calls to Republican super voters in my precinct and out of 100 contacts almost 90% had bad phone numbers. We can make fun of them all we want but we just got our butts kicked by these tactics.


20 posted on 11/10/2012 4:29:13 AM PST by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: Kozak

“They are not looking for REAL jobs. They are trying to get work with the city.”

That’s right; misleading title. Should read: “workfare lottery”...


21 posted on 11/10/2012 5:22:19 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Catsrus

“Be that as it may, we’re always going to have government jobs. Having said that, most of them are overpaid and under worked.”

We’ve lost a lot of them over the past few years due to our property tax freeze in NJ; a lot of people looking to get on the gubmint gravy train are either still unemployed or have moved to another state.


22 posted on 11/10/2012 5:24:07 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Catsrus

“Many people there want jobs.”

One reason I’m puzzled so MANY of the parasites voted Dem this election is that life on the dole would be crushing for anyone with a semblance of dignity or independence. I agree that many people aren’t having as much fun on “funemployment” as the media would have us believe.

There is something to be said for providing for yourself (and a family in some cases) with wages that are notably better than a welfare check. One of the reasons the permanent urban underclass doesn’t want to work is the fact that the wages they could earn are probably not much better than the monthly check (and they don’t even have to get out of their pajamas).


23 posted on 11/10/2012 5:27:42 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

This just confirms, IMO, that they vote on the color of the skin and are clueless about government and how it works. We can blame our wonderful educational institutes for this.


24 posted on 11/10/2012 4:05:20 PM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Hojczyk

SUCKERS!!!


25 posted on 11/10/2012 4:45:36 PM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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