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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I use jobdango. The 30 pages of advertisements with 18 lines per page which you speak of do not apply to everyone. Each opening lists qualifications that most people probably do not have. The Sunday employment special on OPB TV stated that employers are now looking for people who fit into the job specified perfectly. Therefore, anyone not trained on a particular software, or with a particular skillset will not even be considered. I have had many weeks go by without any requests to be interviewed because I do not exactly fit what they are looking for. There may be contradictions in your world because you see people shopping, but this does not mean that unemployed people are not looking for work. It also doesn't mean they never have to buy anything. They need clothes for interviews and also food would be good.
I found your over-generalizations based on one neighbor to be hurtful and insulting. I hope that you never have the opportunity to experience a bout of long-term unemployment. If, however, you do get that experience sometime in the future, especially if you don't own a home, then you will know first-hand what it's like not to know where you will be a year from now. Have a little compassion!
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