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Thousands apply for 200 Target jobs
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Posted on 01/14/2013 8:59:08 AM PST by traumer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Thousands of people applied for 200 new jobs at Target over the last three days in Northeast Albuquerque.

RELATED Golden Pride hit with red sticker Colorado search volunteers frustrated UNM fraternity evicted from house 5-car crash stalls traffic on I-25 Sunday Lawmakers to battle over licenses for illegal immigrants KOAT Action 7 News went to Target's job fair at the Marriott Uptown every day and continued to find lines snaking around the building.

Candidates only have a one in 35 chance in getting a job, but many have said they're confident they can stand out from the pack.

Natalie Bryant said her skills, personality and "great looks" will help her get a job.

"Good luck, 'cause I'm going to blow those people out of the water with my interview," said Pauly Garcia.

Target plans to make some hires this weekend. The rest will be hired two weeks before the new Target at the corner of Indian School Road and Louisiana Boulevard opens on March 10.


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1 posted on 01/14/2013 8:59:14 AM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

They sound like a bunch of deluded American Idol wannabes.


2 posted on 01/14/2013 9:02:22 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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I’ve been to Albuquerque. Target really is their best option for work.


3 posted on 01/14/2013 9:03:39 AM PST by YourAdHere (January 21: Lets pray for rain, bitter temperatures, cold winds, and gray skies in Washington.)
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To: traumer

How many of those is the government counting as unemployed? And how many are considered “ no longer looking?”


4 posted on 01/14/2013 9:12:11 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: traumer

Somebody please insert line of job seekers lining up during the Great Depression. Would do it myself but don’t have the skills.


5 posted on 01/14/2013 9:12:35 AM PST by kitkat
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To: kitkat
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6 posted on 01/14/2013 9:16:06 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: YourAdHere

Many years ago, I worked as a seasonal employee at Target. It really is a good company to work for.


7 posted on 01/14/2013 9:18:44 AM PST by Catsrus
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8 posted on 01/14/2013 9:22:50 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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To: kitkat

9 posted on 01/14/2013 9:24:33 AM PST by traumer
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To: traumer
Natalie Bryant said her skills, personality and "great looks" will help her get a job.

Gezzzz...People have to beg for a job at some retail joint paying 1990s wages?

Bet few if any will get full time either..Ya know what that means!

Welcome to the new America....

10 posted on 01/14/2013 9:25:19 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Catsrus
I worked at UPS the 2 weeks before Christmas a couple years ago...got paid and lost 10 lbs weight....

Celebrated my 70 birthday with a CDL class A license...off to Salt Lake City this evening.

11 posted on 01/14/2013 9:25:57 AM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: dragnet2

Compare and contrast the media’s coverage of this during a Republican vs. a Democrat administion....

Under a Republican administration...”This shows what the economy has reduced people to, McJobs.”

Under a Democratic administration...”200 new jobs shows that Obama’s economy is improving.”


12 posted on 01/14/2013 9:28:35 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dragnet2

People in ABQ are probably getting desperate:

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s2889590.shtml

leading the country in job losses and in people leaving. The state policies not controlling illegals are probably having overwhelming detrimental effects.


13 posted on 01/14/2013 9:36:57 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: traumer

Proofread before you post.


14 posted on 01/14/2013 9:58:12 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: dragnet2

That’s the curent view. It gets worse. As the private sector shrivels up the guvmint will offer brown shirt jobs at IRS, gun monitoring, monitoring enemies of the state etc.


15 posted on 01/14/2013 10:07:46 AM PST by plain talk
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To: OrangeHoof

what’s your problem ?


16 posted on 01/14/2013 10:11:26 AM PST by traumer
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To: traumer; Focault's Pendulum; JustSayNoToNannies

Thank you all for the graphics of the Great Depression job seekers.


17 posted on 01/14/2013 10:32:16 AM PST by kitkat
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To: dragnet2
Out of a few thousand applications Target will be lucky to end up with a few hundred remotely qualified applicants. Flipping through names from both stories I come up with DUIs, shoplifting, assault on a police officer, kidnapping, drugs, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a felon among others. Natalie might make a good employee but Pauly looks to be headed for a career making license plates. That's just day-to-day life in Albuquerque.

The only people from either story that I would hire with any confidence are the two people who are retiring.

18 posted on 01/14/2013 10:45:47 AM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: traumer

Wanna bet 98% of them were merely putting in their application to say they applied and didn’t get hired to keep their unemployment check coming?


19 posted on 01/14/2013 10:47:43 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: traumer

Well, they’re not brawling or eating each other, yet.


20 posted on 01/14/2013 12:13:00 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: OrangeHoof
I want to learn more about the UNM fraternity evicted from its home.

; )

21 posted on 01/14/2013 12:16:59 PM PST by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read entire tagline.)
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To: traumer
what’s your problem ?

You copied and pasted sidebar links into the story that aren't part of the story but are teasers for other stories on their website. That's mostly what showed up on the blurb or information for those browsing "News/Activism".

If you had gone back and deleted the sidebar stuff before you hit "post", the story would be easier to read and digest. BTW, a lot of news websites now imbed little bombs for cut-and-pasters that show up when someone re-posts a story so it is good thinking to go back and read the message before hitting "post" to cut down on confusing messages.

22 posted on 01/14/2013 3:59:23 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: MARTIAL MONK
Flipping through names from both stories I come up with DUIs, shoplifting, assault on a police officer, kidnapping, drugs, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a felon among others.

Don't know how you'd know that without having available their identifying numbers. In fact, I'd bet there are dozens of listed P. Garcia's in that region.

23 posted on 01/15/2013 9:53:43 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: MARTIAL MONK
Flipping through names from both stories I come up with DUIs, shoplifting, assault on a police officer, kidnapping, drugs, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a felon among others.

Don't know how you'd know that without having available their identifying numbers. In fact, I'd bet there are dozens of listed P. Garcia's in that region.

24 posted on 01/15/2013 9:55:37 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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