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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 04:52 AM

White House Campaign Urges Jobless To 'Find Something New'

Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new White House-backed ad campaign aims to encourage people who are unemployed or unhappy in their jobs or careers to go out and “find something new.”

The opening ad in the “Find Something New” campaign beginning Tuesday features ordinary people sharing their stories. A companion website provides links to training and other resources. The Trump administration has long emphasized skills-based job and vocational training as an alternative to two- or four-year college degree programs, arguing that college isn’t for everyone and that many jobs don’t require a degree.

But the long-in-the-works effort has taken on a new sense of urgency after the coronavirus outbreak cost millions of people their jobs, many of which may be lost forever. The campaign is a product of the White House’s American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, which President Donald Trump created in 2018. The board is co-chaired by Trump’s daughter and White House adviser, Ivanka Trump, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

“There has never been a more critical time for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to be aware of the multiple pathways to career success and gain the vocational training and skills they need to fill jobs in a changing economy,” said Ivanka Trump, who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. The nonprofit Ad Council on Tuesday was announcing “Find Something New,” which it created in collaboration with IBM, Apple and members of the Business Roundtable, along with the White House and the workforce policy advisory board...


Read more: https://apnews.com/32959d751de0f9cc327a92ff60a49b20

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Reply White House Campaign Urges Jobless To 'Find Something New' (Original post)
appalachiablue Jul 14 OP
no_hypocrisy Jul 14 #1
More_Cowbell Jul 14 #2
moonscape Jul 14 #26
videohead5 Jul 14 #3
cstanleytech Jul 14 #7
47of74 Jul 14 #18
stopbush Jul 14 #4
duforsure Jul 14 #5
cstanleytech Jul 14 #6
airmid Jul 14 #8
Maxheader Jul 14 #9
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 14 #10
Scarsdale Jul 14 #11
Champp Jul 14 #12
exboyfil Jul 14 #13
IronLionZion Jul 14 #14
soothsayer Jul 14 #15
marble falls Jul 14 #16
47of74 Jul 14 #17
Yeehah Jul 14 #19
moose65 Jul 14 #20
lagomorph777 Jul 14 #21
Newest Reality Jul 14 #22
dreamland Jul 14 #23
jayfish Jul 14 #24
Bayard Jul 14 #25
Cyrano Jul 14 #27

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 04:56 AM

1. That's so Ivanka!

Yeah, unicorns and rainbows. That's take the place of a good-paying, steady, secure job.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 05:00 AM

2. My company fired me at age 60....

They did a 10% reduction in force, and I was one of the people they let go. I'm trying, but it's not a great employment market to be thrown into.

If I hadn't hated Trump before, this would have done it.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 12:01 PM

26. :( n/t

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 05:03 AM

3. I wish Trump

Would find something new.

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Response to videohead5 (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 05:26 AM

7. Does finding a new wife every few years or a prostitute every few months count?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:27 AM

18. Yes. Yes it does.

 

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 05:19 AM

4. Is this the Onion?

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 05:19 AM

5. I've heard many have

Campaigning for Joe Biden .

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 05:25 AM

6. May it fly as well as a lead balloon for the people that are desperate to find one.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 05:56 AM

8. Donnie seems pretty unhappy, maybe he should resign and find something new. I hear they have an

orange jumpsuit just his size. I'm sure he'd be the toast of any prison facilities.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 06:12 AM

9. While these job training programs are a good deal..

Prez Clinton toured the Cessna training facility, Wichita ks..

back in the 90s...stumpy's record for honesty and integrity.

Where federal funds are involved, for acts of kindness, intangible

payback, ...kinda sucks...imho..

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 06:31 AM

10. Mom and Dad can open up the trust fund and give you the money to buy a food truck.

Champagne popsicles!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 06:40 AM

11. Ivanka should spread this sage advice

among the members of daddy's administration. With a little bit of luck, they will all be out of their cushy jobs come November. They have all milked the US Treasury for every available dollar for themselves. I can imagine Ivanka and Wilbur in their meetings. He would sleep through it, and of course she would never stop talking and waving her hands around. What a FARCE this entire administration is. Starting at the "top". Biggest clown show ever produced in D.C.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 07:19 AM

12. Republicans need more golf caddies

So that's promising, in a Republican sort of way...

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 07:41 AM

13. The website has a bunch of links to for profit colleges and trade schools

The kind of links you get every time you do a search for careers. Also some links to free MOOCs - again readily available before the website was instituted.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 08:34 AM

14. Damn, why didn't I think of that?

These people are way too clever for me.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 08:50 AM

15. I actually wouldn't mind them recruiting for an army of contact tracers

But I don’t suppose there are any plans for that very necessary thing.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:10 AM

16. Just when you think there's no new way to pile crap, the Trumps find a way. I'll find something ...

new on Nov 3.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:26 AM

17. Fuck you Donald. My tolearance for patronizing behavior is very, very low right now.

 

I'm having to look at getting a different job a year before I planned because of your fucked up handling of everything and it is so fucking patronizing to have you spouting off about finding something new.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:30 AM

19. Starving to death is something new


Freezing to death in an unheated apartment is something new.

Resorting to crime to feed yourself is something new.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:40 AM

20. Wow, what a concept

I predict this will backfire on them, because AMERICA is going to "find something new" in November!

Someone should make an ad saying, We plan to Find Something New, all right!!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:44 AM

21. Great idea. Let's start with a new President.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:14 AM

22. Who would have thought of that?

My, that's amazing! How long did it take for her to flow chart that concept and do the charts with eyeliner and lipstick?

I would like to add: "Find something new and be sure to be best!"

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:28 AM

23. The fault in this logic is that there are no jobs

..even for the person who gets new skills, there are no new jobs. When and if they do get a new job based on new skills, those jobs are paid entry level positions, so that's a big win for companies who may have paid a previous employee a higher salary. Although in a bustling economy, this would be good advice for some. We are not in a bustling economy.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:29 AM

24. I Wonder If That Includes Coal Miners.-NT-

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 11:16 AM

25. Flipping hamberders

Once again, no basis in reality.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 01:31 PM

27. Become a brain surgeon. Ben Carson is one, so anyone can do it.

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