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Subject:  We Need More Job Training!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Date:  10/6/2012  6:18 PM
Author:  2828 Number:  647446 of 749392

http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2012/10/worse-than-i-t...

I always suspected government jobs programs and job training programs were a waste of time. I never imagined they were total vaporware:

"There are no jobs!" That is what people told me outside a government "jobs center" in New York City.

To check this out, I sent four researchers around the area. They quickly found 40job openings. Twenty-four were entry-level positions. One restaurant owner told me he would hire 12 people if workers would just apply.

It made me wonder what my government does in buildings called "job centers." So I asked a college intern, Zoelle Mallenbaum, to find out. Here's what she found:

"First I went to the Manhattan Jobs Center and asked, "Can I get help finding a job?" They told me they don't do that. 'We sign people up for food stamps.' I tried another jobs center. They told me to enroll for unemployment benefits."

So the "jobs" centers help people get handouts. Neither center suggested people try the 40 job openings in the neighborhood.

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Heh. I figured that too.
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