Sunday, November 11, 2012

“I stood in line for four hours. They better give me a Wal-Mart gift card, or something.”

Chicago Job Fair Leaves Many Frustrated With Hiring Process

That pretty well sums up the sentiments of 3000 who stood in line in Chicago for 55 city jobs, only to find out they were going to be interviewed, but rather told to go and apply for the jobs on line., Welcome to the real world of the Rahm Emanuel's and the Barack Obama's Chicago. There are no job being created by these socialists, other than what they can cobble together as government jobs and there are not enough of those to support their socialist Nirvana.

 Job seekers wait in line outside Kennedy-King College, where the city of Chicago and its sister agencies were hosting a job fair on Nov. 9, 2012. (Credit: 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.

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.”
Job seeker Keyonya Mills was frustrated by the miscommunication.
“They could have said, go online, fill out the application. If you do not know how to fill out a application, come to Kennedy-King College and we’ll train you. They have people wrapped around this entire building thinking this is a job fair and this is not a job fair”, Mills said.

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