Poverty | A thriving job market is good for those with the right training, but manual jobs are harder to find
by Charissa Koh
Posted 1/22/20, 08:01 pm
While serving on the board of a homeless shelter in Indianapolis between 2002 and 2012, David Palmer sometimes led Bible studies for the people staying there. He regularly heard a similar refrain.
“When I would go, I would typically ask people, ‘How are you doing?’” he recalled. “And the answer was so often, ‘I’m looking for a job.’ And I heard that over and over and over again.”