Skip to comments.Big Business Joins Obama Effort to Aid Long-Term Unemployed
Posted on 02/01/2014 10:56:00 AM PST by Innovative
President Obama has persuaded some of the nations 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.
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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!
What an utter disregard for the innate intelligence of the American people.
Aiding the unemployed? These businesses are the ones pushing amnesty. This whole article is BULL$HIT
Using Karl Marx’s ideas to help the middle class is like using Adolph Hitler’s ideas to help the Jews.
‘Persuaded’ can be such a loaded word...
When big business joins government in this manner, we have fascism.
Why not just pay them to sit at home, like Mr. Obama does?
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.
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.
Big Business Joins Obama Effort to Aid Long-Term Unemployed....by bringing in more cheap, immigrant labor to compete with them.
Treehouse Foods is a Michelle Obama company, hwere she served on their board of directors. (as what I have no idea)
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.
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.”
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.
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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.
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.