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6 So-Called “Job Creators” Who Won’t Hire The Unemployed

Via: AlterNet

As President Obama hits the road on his jobs agenda bus tour, millions of individuals trying to re-enter the job market, seeking to eke out a modest living so that they too can live the American Dream – or what’s left of it anyway – are stuck in a rut. They write hundreds of cover letters, perfect their interview techniques and network like crazy, but sometimes the barriers are too high.

What some may not know is that a number of employers, including household-name companies, have taken the position that the unemployed should forget about obtaining a job altogether.

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Log on to any jobs site, do a quick search and the results may surprise you: slews of job ads are essentially warning the out-of-work that they worthless and disposable.

How widespread is this practice? When the National Employment Law Project did an independent, one-month survey earlier this year of popular job sites such as CareerBuilder.com, Indeed.com, Monster.com, and Craigslist.com, their snapshot came up with more than 150 ads containing employment-based exclusions, including 125 ads that were identified by company name. In my own research (done over the course of an hour this past week) I was able to find close to 20 more ads on these same sites. In other words, this is not a case of anomalous malice.

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Who are the culprits? Aside from companies and hiring agencies you may have never heard of, included in the list of prejudicial employers are:

– Allstate Insurance

– Enterprise Rent-A-Car

– Homebuilding Recruiters of America

– University of Arizona

– University of Phoenix

– Oil and Gas Field Recruiters of America

Sony Ericsson only ended the practice after they were caught by CNN-Money last year during its reporting on this trend.

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The tools being employed by these companies are creating a PERMANENT underclass of unemployed individuals.

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.alternet.org/story/151998/6_so-called_%22job_creators%22_who_won%27t_hire_the_unemployed/

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personal thought:

Let’s take Enterprise-Rent-A-Car for example:

Say you don’t see their job ads on Career Builder.com, or Monster.com, or whatever; you instead go to their website:

Careers – ‘Named One of the Best Places to Start Your Career’

http://www.erac.com/default.aspx

And lets say, you branch of Hertz, Avis, whatever, had just closed, so you are currently UNEMPLOYED.

You then say hell, I’m qualified to the job, so I will apply, and I WILL GET THE JOB.

Well guess what, you won’t even recieve a reply because Enterprise, like Allstate, like University of Phoenix, like hundreds of other U.S. corporations, will view you as UNFIT.

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Absolute, horse-shit!

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August 13, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment