Nation's largest union offers help to jobless - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Nation's largest union offers help to jobless

SPOKANE, Wash. - Today, there's new help for people looking for work.

The AFL-CIO has created a new web-site: unemploymentlifeline.com.

It's one-stop-shopping for jobless americans who need help paying their bills, finding child care, food, or a place to live.

Job counselors tell us part of the stress they're now seeing is from people whose unemployment checks have run out.

"They're ready to go into landscaping. They're ready to go and work as a driver, delivering pizza. They are desperate," said career counselor Alfredo Quiroga and unfortunately, jobs are scarce.

The Business Roundtable reports, 7 out of 10 CEOs expect to cut more jobs in the next six months.

Still, consumer confidence is up almost four points in the last month, but Americans are worried; in Tuesday's New York Times poll, 70 percent of Americans said they fear someone in their household will lose a job in the next year.



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