Hard-Core Unemployed

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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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Cooperatives in Argentina may be offering an answer to the quation of how to graduate the hardcore unemployed and desperately poor segment of a population into middle class consumers.
Also seen as excluded from the center are hardcore unemployed people and those with various disabilities or mental illness.
Prior to the war there had been high unemployment, bringing with it consequential vagrancy and begging, and these crimes soon became much less common as even the hardcore unemployed found jobs.
As President Johnson's 'general' in the War on Poverty, he initiated an array of programs to help at-risk youth, older workers and the hardcore unemployed.
The ultimate sanction, for the hardcore unemployed who refuse to turn up to meetings and interviews, would be the loss of four weeks' Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA).
Work and Pensions Secretary Peter Hain has signalled a significant break from Blairite reforms to get the hardcore unemployed into work.
CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown was today launching a crackdown on the hardcore unemployed, targeting some of the worst jobless blackspots.
Granted, there is a hardcore unemployed group who have no inclination to work but my heart goes out to those of all ages who desperately seek work, whether from this country or abroad, and are willing to learn no matter what age, ability or culture.
Each of these men and women had held a job before, but many had been out of work more than two years and had come to view themselves as hardcore unemployed in a region where an opening for a dishwasher at an all-night diner drew more than a dozen applicants.
Suffice it to say that, in American context, it is jarring to read such claims when the United States has historically low unemployment rates and when even the formerly hardcore unemployed are getting jobs.
Several have been homeless; most of the rest are what's known as the hardcore unemployed.