Thursday, April 21, 2011

Job center gives superhero capes to unemployed

Orlando, Florida - Florida officials are investigating an unemployment agency that spent public money to give 6,000 superhero capes to the jobless. Workforce Central Florida spent more than $14,000 on the red capes as part of its “Cape-A-Bility Challenge” public relations campaign. The campaign featured a cartoon character, “Dr. Evil Unemployment,” who needs to be vanquished. Florida’s unemployment agency director asked for an investigation of the regional operation’s spending. State director Cynthia Lorenzo said the spending appeared to be “insensitive and wasteful.”  More

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