In response to:

We Fund Dependency

MonicaE Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 5:01 PM
My husband and teen daughter went to central Philippines this summer for two weeks to volunteer at a non-profit in Dumaguete. There also, poverty looks much different than in FL, where we live. My hubby grew up there, so he understands "poor" in a first world country vs a third world country. I'm glad that my daughter could see how truly blessed we are in this country. (Oh, in case you're interested in the organization, it's www.littlechildren.org. Hubby is on the advisory board, tall guy in the back row.)
"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...