Sunday, February 8, 2009

1,000 applicants show up for 35 job openings in Miami

The Miami Herald, 02/03/09

In just under 12 hours Monday, the chance to become a Miami firefighter disappeared.

More than 1,000 applicants had stood in line -- many of them camping out overnight -- to apply for 35 firefighter jobs that offer $46,000 a year, plus benefits. The city started taking applications from those who qualified at 8 a.m.

They stopped accepting the applications at 7:50 p.m., when they hit their limit of prospective firefighters -- 750, city spokeswoman Kelly Penton said.

''We've never had this kind of turnout,'' Penton said. ``This is unprecedented.''

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Motiv8 said...

I'd love to read more on what is being this and how to help people to find a recession proofing strategy. I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering how to recession proof careers - it seems as though this is the motivation, people wanting a more secure position and something that is always in demand no matter what the economy is doing.

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