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Apple, Walmart Join Obama's Pledge On Long-term Jobless

Apple and Walmart have taken the president's pledge to give the long-term unemployed a fair shot. But will they hire for decent-paying jobs?
Apple, Walmart Join Obama's Pledge On Long-term Jobless
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Via AFP:

Apple, Ford and Walmart will Friday lead 300 US companies ready to sign up to President Barack Obama's pledge not to discriminate against long-term unemployed job seekers.

Obama said he will meet representatives of the firms at the White House on Friday to agree on a series of best practices designed to halt discrimination against those who have been out of work for months or even years in the wake of the financial crisis.

"We know that one of the biggest problems right now in the jobs market is the long-term unemployed," Obama told CNN.

"Folks are looking at that gap in the resume a...

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