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“They better give me a Walmart gift card or something”
CHICAGO (CBS) – 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.
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.
City officials were not conducting job interviews, or hiring anyone on the spot. Officials said all job applications for city jobs must be done online, because of city hiring rules and the federal Shakman decree that bans political-based hiring for most city jobs.
However, city representatives did offer assistance in applying for jobs online using computers provided by the city, and also informed job seekers about workshops on résumé writing and job interview skills.
CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports the event left many of those job seekers wondering why someone didn’t tell them from the start to use their computers to apply for a city job, rather than stand in line for hours in the cold.
Cherrie Moore said, “They just got fliers of resources, things we could have got on the Internet, things we probably already know about.”
Rodney Booker said, “I stood in line for four hours. They better give me a Wal-Mart gift card, or something.”
Obama says you all voted for him because he will raise your taxes. Yes, he did many times up to the election, but this fell on the deaf ears of his sheeple who now will get taxed. Just like France, I see obama raising the taxes on the rich up to 75%!
President Barack Obama’s first post-election radio address centered on the themes he pushed in his speeches in Chicago Tuesday and in the East Room Friday.
Obama couched his re-election victory as giving him the authority to focus on job creation his way, with protections for the middle class and deficit reduction paid for by the nation’s wealthiest. The way to avert the year-end fiscal cliff, he said, is the very proposal he has been making for months on the campaign trail.
“The message you sent was clear: You voted for action, not politics as usual,” he said. “You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours.”
As he has this week, Obama said he’s open to compromise within limits. He won’t accept increases in what the middle class pays in federal taxes or reduced aid for specific groups of people.
I am inclined to believe that hillary has a lot to hide about Benghazi, prior to, during and after the attack that killed 4 American citizens! And like the entire obama regime, she will not talk.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has turned down an invitation to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee next Thursday on the Benghazi attack.
A committee update this evening indicated that Michael Courts, acting director of International Affairs and Trade for the Government Accountability Office, will be testifying followed by a RAND Corp. analyst.
The committee indicated further witnesses could be added, but the State Department confirmed that Clinton won’t be one of them.
“She was asked to appear at House Foreign Affairs next week, and we have written back to the chairman to say that she’ll be on travel next week,” said department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. She did not answer a question about whether Clinton would be willing to fly back from Australia to address either the Foreign Affairs panel or the Senate and House closed-door intelligence committee hearings getting to the root of the Benghazi scandal.
“The Committee plans to hold the second segment of this hearing the week of November 26, 2012 and will request Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testify before the Committee at that time,” the Foreign Affairs Committee said in an advisory.
Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) wrote Clinton on Tuesday to demand that the State Department respond to the panel’s requests for information on Benghazi.
Why can’t our congress start impeachment procedures against the man who helped kill 4 Americans? Just a thought here.
The hell with hearings that will produce nothing!
Go for the real thing here!