The unemployment rate just doesn’t want to stabilize, but a job center in Florida thinks that it has the answer. More capes. A Florida job center spent more than $14,000 on red superhero capes to hand out to more than 6000 unemployed people. Surprisingly, the unemployment rate in Florida was not improved, despite the influx of superheros.
Workforce Central Florida spent more than 14 grand of taxpayer money on the “Cape-A-Bility Challenge.” The “Cape-A-Bility Challenge” gave the unemployed a fancy looking red cape and even featured a new super villain, “Dr. Evil Unemployment,” who needed to be defeated by the newly minted superheros.
Florida’s unemployment agency director has called for an investigation into Workforce Central Florida and the “Cape-A-Bility Challenge.”
But Workforce Central is defending its actions, saying that the campaign connects the unemployed with the community. Workforce Central Florida also brags about how it served more than 200,000 people during the fiscal year, and place close to 60,000 in jobs.
[Source: Associated Press]