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Thousands Flock to Georgia ‘Job Fair’ While Obama Goes on Vacation

Posted on | August 19, 2011 | 5 Comments

ABC News:

Thousands of unemployed waited overnight, camping out in their business suits and office heels and braving the tormenting heat in Atlanta to stand in line for a job fair Thursday. Authorities treated 20 people for heat exhaustion as they struggled to keep the line moving and get people moved inside.
The incredible turnout at the job fair comes on the heels of the state labor commissioner’s announcement that Georgia’s jobless rate rose.
The state unemployment rate increased to 10.1 percent in July from the 9.9 percent in June. The unemployment rate for African-Americans stands at 15.9 percent, far above the national rate of 9.1 percent.

Meanwhile, the President and First Lady flew to Martha’s Vineyard on “his and hers” jets for their 10-day vacation. Guess that’s “stimulus.”

Comments

  • https://plus.google.com/114041580398058374552/posts McGehee

    Undoubtedly they judge the odds of getting a job are greater when Obama is away from the White House.

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  • Anonymous

    Hope they’re not looking for work in banking.

  • jwallin

    I suppose someone has to do it:

    Am I the only one to notice that THERE’S NO WHITE PEOPLE in that line? I’ve seen a few photos of this line today and NOWHERE did I see any white people.

    Now I understand that the Great Depression 2.0 (courtesy of Obama et al) has affected Black folks more than Whites but that’s not supposed to count in today’s color blind society, right?

    So let me be the first to say that that job fair appears to be RAAAAACIST! (and some would say, so am I for pointing that out.)

  • Anonymous

    Maybe they are the only people who think the government can help them.