A job seeker displays the wristband he was given when he began queuing last week as he waits in front of the training offices of Local Union 46 in the Queens borough of New York

 
A job seeker displays the wristband he was given when he began queuing last week as he waits in front of the training offices of Local Union 46 in the Queens borough of New York
A job seeker displays the wristband he was given when he began queuing last week as he waits in front of the training offices of Local Union 46, a union representing metallic lathers and reinforcing ironworkers, in the Queens borough of New York April 30, 2012. Some 500 people who have waited in front of the offices for a week after the State Department of Labor and the union announced that they were looking to hire iron and wood apprentices were given forms to apply for the 50 available positions on Monday, according to the union. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)