With unemployment still hovering above 8 percent, it's a pretty rough job market out there. Sometimes it feels like the President himself couldn't find you a job.
As one Texas man discovered, that's actually kind of true…
More than two months after President Barack Obama asked for Darin Wedel's résumé [during a Google Plus "hangout"], the phone is quiet, e-mails are no longer flooding in and the long-sought-after job interviews — which had begun to be scheduled — have petered out.
"Not even recruiting companies are calling anymore," said Jennifer Wedel, the Fort Worth mother of two who chatted online this year with Obama about her out-of-work husband. She says his job search has been hurt by a program to hire skilled foreign workers.
Or, you know, because he refuses to relocate or get the necessary training to switch careers…
For weeks after [the Google Plus event], the family's telephone rang constantly… Many calls came from out-of-state companies, as well as companies throughout Texas. But Darin's work choices are limited to North Texas because of a custody agreement for one of his two daughters that prevents him from moving away.
You can't really blame the President for not trying harder to get this guy a job. Obama's too busy trying to make sure he'll still have one after November.
Perhaps Wedel would have better luck with a different administration. If elected, I'm sure Mitt Romney would personally guarantee to hire (and then fire) him.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Economy, Google, Immigration, Science & Technology, Texas, Unemployment