A recent trend for community action groups has been to stage "poverty simulators," a sort of role-playing game that public officials can take part in to better understand the plight of poverty and use that knowledge to craft better policy.
Participants often report that one of the biggest challenges they face is transportation, that without a car and with limited money for bus fare it becomes difficult to do things like look for a job that might help elevate economic status.
That's the truth. Even with the plethora of businesses now accepting applications online, job searchers can easily find themselves schlepping all over tarnation just to drop off a few resumes.
So today if you find yourself in an unemployed way—that pesky recession is still kicking pretty hard— rather than hopping to and fro all effing day, swing by Boise State and check out a career fair. Businesses and organizations will be on campus advertising full-time, part-time and internship positions. Some will have on-campus interviews in the days following the fair. For more info call the Career Center at 208-426-1747.
The fair runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and is free.