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We Fund Dependency

chagins Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 11:11 AM
If you're truly down and out and desperate for work a good place to start are day labor places and temporary agencies. You may still be able to qualify for government benefits if you're not earning enough to make ends meet but it's a much better step in the right direction (toward independence) than these government sponsored workforce centers.
"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 40 job 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...