"They have little in common: Ron Jones, 52, short and strong, a union carpenter with decades of work experience; and Jerome Grant, 20, tall and thin, a Jamaican immigrant with a degree in culinary arts. But the economy has pushed them to the same difficult place.
On a recent morning, they sat across from each other at a one-stop career center here, feverishly applying for two months of temporary work with United Parcel Service. The pay was $8.50 an hour. There were 150 slots, and more than 300 applicants."
The entire New York Times article
My years in recruiting have left me with little faith as to the ability of the counselors in these Federally funded career centers to help job seekers. Just like my work assisting Armed Forces Recruiting I think it's time to spend a few hours each week providing "inside information" to job seekers at these career centers.
Thoughts? Will any of you follow me there?
Let me know how I may help.
One way to start is for you to point fellow vets to this blog...