Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Job fair canceled. No jobs avalilable...
A Taunton, Massachusetts job fair that’s been held annually since 1984 has been canceled for the very best of reasons: There ain’t no jobs.
Boston.com has the story of the unemployed and their unemployers:
A Massachusetts employment organization has canceled its annual job fair because not enough companies have come forward to offer jobs.
Richard Shafer, chairman of the Taunton Employment Task Force, says 20 to 25 employers are needed for the fair scheduled for April 6, but just 10 tables had been reserved. One table was reserved by a nonprofit that offers human services to job seekers, and three by temporary employment agencies.
Shafer tells the Taunton Daily Gazette the lack of employers means the task force won’t have enough money to properly advertise the fair.