At the WH tomorrow, Pres Obama says he'll urge top companies not to screen out long-term unemployed applying for jobs.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 30, 2014
Tomorrow, President Obama will announce that 300 companies have agreed to a plan that the White House claims will boost hiring of the long-term unemployed, which is a problem Democrats have promised America was going to be alleviated by any number of previous jobs initiatives.
CNN exclusive: President Obama says Walmart, Apple, others pledge help for long-term jobless http://t.co/eyG4QMwCIY
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 30, 2014
CNN’s Jake Tapper:
“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,” said Obama.
“Do not screen people out of the hiring process just because they’ve been out of work for a long time,” said the President.
So it is written. So it shall be done!
Does actually being qualified for the job count for anything?
.@markknoller Or you know..Maybe companies should just hire based on qualifications instead.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 30, 2014
Well yeah, there’s that.
@markknoller Obama creating another victim group? Shocking.
— Reid (@HokieMBA00) January 30, 2014
@markknoller // because Obama knows so much about running a company …. a company would have to be insane to take business advice from BO.
— Von Beasley (@vonbeasley) January 30, 2014
— Grant Bayley (@dogcowzz) January 30, 2014
“Hope & Change” rolls merrily along. Towards a cliff. With no brakes.
Here’s an important point: