Monday, June 25, 2012

Thankful for the Golden Arches

Just an amazing story by Michael Bernick, former California Employment Development Department Director and Milken Institute Fellow.

This is an account of one recent job search in California. Or more. You be the judge.
The job seeker is a senior at one of the California State University (CSU) campuses in the Bay Area. He has nearly a 3.0 grade average.  Also, he is a person with autism, with significant cognitive gaps and sometimes unusual behaviors.
The job seeker was looking for a summer job and started in January of this year. He applied online to 5 internships from his University’s career center. These internships were with nonprofits in Oakland, San Leandro and Hayward.  He did not receive one call-back.

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