Job seekers congratulate themselves around a fire after getting their job applications in Queens borough of New York

 
Job seekers congratulate themselves around a fire after getting their job applications in Queens borough of New York
Job seekers congratulate themselves around a fire after getting their job applications in front of the training offices of Local Union 46, the union representing metallic lathers and reinforcing ironworkers, in Queens borough of New York, April 30, 2012. Roughly 500 people waited in front of the offices for a week after the State Department of Labor and the union announced they were looking to hire iron and wood apprentices for 50 positions. On Monday the first 500 people, who were given wristbands, were given applications to apply for the 50 positions. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)