Now here is what I don't understand. The Census Bureau is now hiring. In Houston alone, they are hiring 15,000 workers. The pay is only $12.00 an hour, but to those who are unemployed, it is at least something.The National Employment Law Project (NELP) released a new report last week showing that ...1.2 million jobless workers will become ineligible for federal unemployment benefits in March unless Congress extends the unemployment safety net programs from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). By June, this number will swell to nearly 5 million unemployed workers nationally who will be left without any jobless benefits.
Currently, 5.6 million people are accessing one of the federal extensions (34-53 weeks of Emergency Unemployment Compensation; 13-20 weeks of Extended Benefits, a program normally funded 50 percent by the states).
Right now, IMHO, there is no excuse to be unemployed. I have always maintained that, if someone wants to work, there is work. I have been laid off before, and guess what? Even in bad economies, I always had another job the next day. Sometimes, I had to take something that I didn't want, but it held things together until I found something right up my alley, which never took that long. I don't know about anybody else, but for me, working sure beats sitting on my ass and worrying about the future.
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