Hey, in this economy, everyone’s gotta get it where they can…
The Orlando Sentinel (via News of the Weird) reports that Workforce Central Florida said it was spending more than $70,000 of federal stimulus money to help the laid-off by handing out 6,000 satiny capes for jobless “superheroes” to “fight” “Dr. Evil Unemployment.” (“Absolutely absurd” was the reaction of a laid-off customer-service representative.)
Several critics interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel noted that such an awkward program further erodes the unemployed’s fragile self-respect.
WCF, though, remained convinced. In the words of a spokeswoman, “Everyone is a superhero in the fight against unemployment.”