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Big Business Joins Obama Effort to Aid Long-Term Unemployed
NY Times ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | Peter Baker

Posted on 02/01/2014 10:56:00 AM PST by Innovative

President Obama has persuaded some of the nation’s largest companies, including Walmart, Apple, General Motors and Ford, to revise their hiring practices to avoid discriminating against applicants who have been out of work for a long time.

The White House drafted a set of “best practices” to change employers’ screening processes and solicited individual companies to join the effort.

Mr. Obama signed an executive memo on Friday instructing the federal government to abide by the same practices.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: executiveorders; kingobama; obama; unemployed; unemployment; uniparty
Now Obama is telling businesses whom to hire. I doubt that any business had a policy to specifically NOT to hire long time unemployed -- this is more smoke and mirrors, AND more excessive government intrusion into private business practices.
1 posted on 02/01/2014 10:56:00 AM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative
hiring the most qualified is such an old fashioned idea now days... everything is quota driven
2 posted on 02/01/2014 11:00:34 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Innovative
All Hail King Obama!

It's about time he intervened and forced these evil corporations to change their official policies of being mean to people and making them poor!

3 posted on 02/01/2014 11:01:05 AM PST by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: Innovative
So . . . the Administration, by and because of its so-called "progressive" policies and practices, and in order to "redistribute" the earnings of employers and employees alike, itself destroys economic opportunity and jobs, and now believes Americans are sufficiently "transformed" that they will buy into the Presidennt's "spinning" the story so that the very same Administration is wise, beneficent and responsible for causing them to be rehired. . . .

Unbelievable!!!

What an utter disregard for the innate intelligence of the American people.

4 posted on 02/01/2014 11:03:14 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Innovative

Aiding the unemployed? These businesses are the ones pushing amnesty. This whole article is BULL$HIT


5 posted on 02/01/2014 11:04:19 AM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: Innovative

Using Karl Marx’s ideas to help the middle class is like using Adolph Hitler’s ideas to help the Jews.


6 posted on 02/01/2014 11:09:12 AM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Innovative

‘Persuaded’ can be such a loaded word...


7 posted on 02/01/2014 11:10:21 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Innovative

When big business joins government in this manner, we have fascism.


8 posted on 02/01/2014 11:10:56 AM PST by Ge0ffrey
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To: Innovative

Why not just pay them to sit at home, like Mr. Obama does?


9 posted on 02/01/2014 11:11:32 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Innovative
One more bit of sarcasm . . . “Just because you’ve been out of work for a while does not mean that you are not a hard worker,” Mr. Obama added. “Just means you had bad luck or you were in the wrong industry or you lived in a region of the country that’s catching up a little slower than others in the recovery.”

No, Mr. President, it means that the President of their nation embarked on an announced intention to "fundamentally transform" America from its foundations in "freedom of individual enterprise" and "equality before the law" to the shaky foundations of government-imposed rules, regulations, forced equality of outcomes (redistribution of earnings) and other such nonsense gleaned from his own studies of Marx and other such theoreticians, and you, the now unemployed, are paying the price for his foolish policies.

10 posted on 02/01/2014 11:13:00 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Innovative

So there will be no net increase in people hired. Bur Obama gets credit from the idiocracy. And business is just a little more docile and compliant.


11 posted on 02/01/2014 11:25:23 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: Innovative

Big Business Joins Obama Effort to Aid Long-Term Unemployed....by bringing in more cheap, immigrant labor to compete with them.


12 posted on 02/01/2014 12:11:32 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: Chode
Treehouse Foods, manager I know personally demands that his HR dept not hire anyone who is, or has been unemployed.

Treehouse Foods is a Michelle Obama company, hwere she served on their board of directors. (as what I have no idea)

13 posted on 02/01/2014 12:11:48 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Ge0ffrey

http://michellemalkin.com/2010/05/12/big-momma-michelle-obama-food-profiteer-turned-food-cop/


14 posted on 02/01/2014 12:18:50 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Chode; Washi; Innovative

15 posted on 02/01/2014 12:23:56 PM PST by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: Innovative

Why any American business would even take a phone call from this yo-yo is beyond me. All he and his other party members talk about is evil corporations and spreading the wealth around.


16 posted on 02/01/2014 1:23:58 PM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: Innovative

Wow— now we are looking to actions that are nothing more than cosmetic to an image that is losing its luster.

Address the underlying cause of job loss, not make it APPEAR as though you are trying to “soften the blow.”


17 posted on 02/01/2014 2:10:48 PM PST by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
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To: Innovative

Government CAUSES long-term unemployment with their incessant meddling with things like minimum wage. It’s like the kidnapped thinks the kidnapper is kind becasue the kidnapper feeds him.


18 posted on 02/01/2014 3:12:10 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Innovative; All
"Big Business Joins Obama Effort
to Aid Long-Term Unemployed"


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19 posted on 02/01/2014 3:16:54 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Innovative

Who would you hire? Someone who has been on unemployment for 2 years or someone who has been looking 4 weeks or less?
Who do you think it more motivated to work? The 99 weeker or the 4 weeker?

I know several companies that “file” resumes with a large gap between their last job and present day...

I doubt much will change unless the thug comes out of Obama aginst the companies he wants to make an example of.


20 posted on 02/01/2014 4:50:03 PM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: blackdog
it's nuts... but then again, Treehouse Foods sounds like nuts and berries
21 posted on 02/01/2014 5:08:13 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: 4Liberty
pretty much... it's getting real weird out there
22 posted on 02/01/2014 5:09:19 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Innovative

While I doubt any businesses specifically had policies that said “long-term unemployed need not apply,” there is definitely a bias against such people. Until just recently, I was one of them. Even though I spent those months out of work getting training and had certifications to show for it, I was still looked down upon when I started looking for work.

Of course, even I have to admit that asking King Obama to to issue a royal decree isn’t going to solve this. This is a problem with corporate culture, and to believe that the government can legislate human faults away is as naive as anything the liberals have dreamed up.


23 posted on 02/01/2014 7:19:19 PM PST by Cato in PA (Smile, you're on NSA camera!)
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