The Obama Administration is reportedly asking Americans to send their resumes to the White House.
On Monday, President Obama held a town hall, through Google +. He fielded video questions from people ranging from homeless veterans to an Obama impersonator. One interaction that has been making the internet buzz, was when a Republican woman asked the President why H1B Visas are being issued when there are unemployed engineers, like her husband, who’s a semiconductor engineer.
Obama was visibly surprised about her husbands predicament and asked the woman to send him her husband’s resume so he could help him find a job.
Obama at first, answered the jobs question from Jennifer Wedel, of Fort Worth, Texas, with a stock answer, telling her, “I don’t know your husband’s specialty, but there’s a huge demand around the country for engineers,” especially in high-tech fields. But Wedel persisted, telling Obama that her husband is a semiconductor engineer.
Obama went on to say: “I meant what I said, if you send me your husband’s resume, I’d be interested in finding out exactly what’s happening right there,” Obama responded, saying it seems to him based on industry reports that Wedel’s husband “should be able to find something right away.”
“I’ll have to take you up on that,” Wedel said of the president’s offer to help her husband, Darin, who lost his job at Texas Instruments three years ago.
Here’s the video:
Since Monday, the White House received Darin Wedel’s resume and is trying to place him in a private sector job. The White House had so much fun doing so, that they are becoming “head hunters” for Americans of all ages.
“We think that we can be an effective employment agency,” a source close to a White House insider told WWN. “The President doesn’t want to simply create jobs, he wants to place Americans in jobs – personally.”
President Obama has created a Resume Czar who will be tasked with the job to sift through all the resumes from Americans and work to place them in a jobs that have solid benefits and good pension.
“We are trying to hire as many people as we can in the government, but for those that want to work in the private sector, we think we can help there too,” said the White House source.
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