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

Long Line for Jobs

Apr 16, 2012

More than 7,000 people applied for jobs at the new Wegmans supermarket and restaurant in Columbia, Maryland. There are 650 new jobs, almost all part time and a hard commute from either Baltimore or Washington, D.C.

That endless stream of job applications exposes how many people need work in Maryland, despite the official state unemployment rate of near 7% in February 2012.

Don’t tell us the economy is “improving” when 7,000 people compete for 650 part-time jobs.