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.