OK..just being snarky....

Obama to top 300 companies: Start hiring the long-term unemployed

President Barack Obama announced that he will convene a meeting of top executives from some of the country’s top companies to agree upon a set of hiring principles he says will benefit the long-term unemployed.

“What we have done is to gather together 300 companies, just to start with, including, some of the top 50 companies in the country, companies like Walmart, and Apple, Ford and others, to say, ‘Let’s establish best practices,’” Obama told CNN host Jake Tapper in an interview excerpt aired on Thursday. “Do not screen people out of the hiring process just because they’ve been out of work for a long time.”

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“Because they’ve been unemployed so long, folks are looking at that gap in the resume and they’re weeding them out before these folks even get a chance for an interview,” Obama told Tapper.

Bloomberg News noted that despite the U.S. unemployment rate lowering to 6.7 percent, more than 4 million people reported being out of a job for more than six months, tripling the long-term unemployment rate before the onset of the 2008 recessio

This is the sort of stuff I had hoped for in voting for Obama (both times).

I have been unemployed many times and as I am getting no younger, each time a company closes I am more and more stressed about the job hunt.

NOT having to find explanations for gaps in the resume is HUGE. I learned long ago it's better to look for work while you're employed, lest one be accused of "being at the job interview just to get a job". (Yes, I have had that charged hurled at me indignantly in an interview, years ago.)

Thank You Mr. President!

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