In Case You Missed It: Useless Jobs Fair from Guinta
Concord, NH - Frank Guinta's so-called jobs fair for veterans last week was short on one vital ingredient: jobs. As the mother of one veteran wrote to the Concord Monitor, she "didn't see one representative from a company that had job applications." "It was a sorry excuse for wasting my gas money," she concluded.
I had the displeasure recently of attending U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta's job fair at the New Hampshire Community College in Manchester. My son, who is a U.S. Marine, and I traveled from the Monadnock Region to attend this job fair. We arrived just before 10 a.m.
Companies with applications were nowhere to be found, not a good thing for veteran job-seekers. They had a table with some snacks on it. There was a table set up for recruiting, a table set up for homeless veterans, a table with a Walmart representative who said Walmart would be sending holiday packages for the troops. A nice gesture in my opinion, but there weren't any job applications at this table. Another table was set up representing the American Legion and maybe one or two more tables geared toward military benefits.
It was a sorry excuse for wasting my gas money. I didn't see one representative from a company that had job applications. I suppose if you wanted to enlist or reenlist, then Guinta wouldn't have to worry so much about the state of the economy. My advice: Don't wasteyour gas.