The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Jobbing the Unemployed

Apr 6, 2009

One unemployed worker in Detroit told about her experience at a job fair:

One-fourth of the vendors were there to ask you to invest in something (when the markets are crashed!); one-fourth were community colleges there to see about you going to school (and pay them!); one-fourth were some kind of website or marketing firm, having you get on their websites to search for jobs; and the only group there offering jobs was Kelly Services.

Bad enough? It can get worse–many job fairs charge entrance fees these days–$15 or more–for putting you through this abuse!