Now that the Zuccotti Park occupation is in the dustbin of history maybe the unkempt slobs have showered up and are ready to hit the job market. According to this report there are currently 17,976 job openings within the five boroughs of New York City alone, or roughly 179 per former occupier.
There are 17,976 job openings in New York City, according to the Jobs Express web site unveiled by Governor Andrew Cuomo a month ago. It is “designed to help New Yorkers who are seeking employment,” according to a statement from his office yesterday touting the level of activity on the site since it was launched on Oct. 31.
Most of the listings seem to be advertising positions in “management,” “business and financial operations” and “computer and mathematical” lines of work. There’s a smaller number of “food preparation and serving related” jobs along with “sales and related” openings.
Unfortunately for the former occupiers I don’t see any listing for jobs where a “womyn’s studies” or philosophy degree would come in handy, but there are plenty of openings at Deloitte and Capital One.
Of course a prerequisite for many of the available positions would be good hygiene, so that clearly eliminates most of the Occupod pool. Another would be something called “work ethic,” and now, come to think of it, none of these folks are qualified for even the most menial of jobs.
Oh well, Governor Cuomo is at least trying to help.