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« on: November 17, 2013, 10:38:46 PM »

Need Amnesty?  Commerce say's we don't have enough workers for foreigners to hire and build new facilities?

What's wrong with hiring the unemployed?  This woman needs a job.

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It has been a painful slide. A five-year spell of unemployment has slowly scrubbed away nearly every vestige of Ms. Barrington-Ward’s middle-class life. She is a 53-year-old college graduate who worked steadily for three decades. She is now broke and homeless.

Ms. Barrington-Ward describes it as “my journey through hell.” She was laid off from an administrative position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2008; she had earned about $50,000 that year. With the recession spurring employers to dump hundreds of thousands of workers a month and the unemployment rate climbing to the double digits, she found that no matter the number of résumés she sent out — she stopped counting in the thousands — she could not find work.

“I’ve been turned down from McDonald’s because I was told I was too articulate,” she says. “I got denied a job scrubbing toilets because I didn’t speak Spanish and turned away from a laundromat because I was ‘too pretty.’ I’ve also been told point-blank to my face, ‘We don’t hire the unemployed.’ And the two times I got real interest from a prospective employer, the credit check ended it immediately.”

read more here - http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/17/business/caught-in-unemployments-revolving-door.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131117&_r=1&

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“I just know I’m not going to get another full-time job again,” she said. “It’s just so hard.” She had to leave her friend’s house soon. She did not know where she would go.

read more here - http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/17/business/caught-in-unemployments-revolving-door.html?pagewanted=3&_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131117

How will Amnesty help this woman get a job?  Find housing?  Get back on her feet?
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