Work seekers crowd job fair in Maumee; hard economy pushes 1,000 to ‘50+’ event

As the economy tightened, Mark Presnar had trouble meeting sales quotas at the restaurant supply house that employed him.

Two weeks ago, he was fired.

“People aren’t eating out anymore,” said Mr. Presnar, whose sales territory included rural areas of northwest Ohio that are struggling more than other parts of the region.

The 57-year-old Bryan man was among about 1,000 people who flocked to the Northwest Ohio 50+ Job Fair yesterday.

Held at the Lucas County Recreation Center in Maumee, the one-day event was organized by Experience Works Inc., a non-profit group that specializes in finding jobs for people over 50 years old.

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I tried that organization a number of years ago before retiring , and they were worthless. A group of people, all younger, with gravy jobs where they do virtually nothing all day but talk to several people, trying to get you to take part-time minimum wage jobs. I explained to them again and again I wasn't a kid living with my parents, and needed something with as many hours as possible, and paying at least 8 an hour-that was the absolute least I could live on. It went in one ear and out the other. Complete waste of time. Persevere on your own. Things have BEEN rough here for several DECADES, not just recently, especially if you're over fifty.

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'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

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'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

Move. Get out of the rust belt and away from Democrat controlled states and cities.

Try looking down south. Somewhere away from Toledo. Somewhere that the Democrats have not run the city into the ground over the last 40 years.

Here are some want ads from Texas
http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobs/txclassifieds.html

Some from Georgia
http://www.ziply.com/State/Georgia/

Hundreds from South Carolina
http://www.sciway.net/today/classif.html

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

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