Hard-Core Unemployed

Hard-Core Unemployed

Persons without jobs for extended periods of time. Hard-core unemployed persons often lack necessary skills for employment, either from lack of education or because their skills have become obsolete. Hard-core unemployed may not be eligible for unemployment benefits. See also: U6.
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A special issue in 1969 devoted to the role for industry in dealing with the hard-core unemployed won that year's National Magazine Award.
As the country faced the social turmoil of the late Sixties, Ashburn devoted a special issue of the already-influential magazine to the role for industry in dealing with the hard-core unemployed.
The next stage is tackling the hard-core unemployed and they are prepared to take tough measures, including stopping benefits and compulsory interviews, to achieve the dream of full employment.
In return, the borrower must adhere to the foundation's goals of creating jobs among the hard-core unemployed and assisting with low-cost housing in decaying urban centers.
At first, JTPA required its offices just to count immediate job placements, which encouraged local administrators to exclude the hard-core unemployed or the homeless.
We're dealing with the hard-core unemployed," said Bob DeWitt, a director of American Building Trades and owner of DeWitt Building Co.