The Miracle of the Trump Economy, cont.
The AP tells us that a new White House-backed ad campaign aims to encourage people who are unemployed or unhappy in their jobs or careers to go out and “find something new,” which when you think about it is kinda like telling the breadless peasants to eat cake instead:
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new White House-backed ad campaign aims to encourage people who are unemployed or unhappy in their jobs or careers to “find something new.”
“The opening ad in the “Find Something New” campaign beginning Tuesday features ordinary people sharing their stories. A companion website provides links to training and other resources.”
So, 40M + Americans are out of work, and 66,000 small businesses have folded since March, a pandemic is surging through the country, but, you know, you need to work on Brand You. And you’ll never guess who is the team that farted out this idea:
The campaign is a product of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, which Trump created in 2018. The board is co-chaired by Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
“There has never been a more critical time for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to be aware of the multiple pathways to career success and gain the vocational training and skills they need to fill jobs in a changing economy,” said Ivanka Trump, who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.”
And that is about as snarky a line as I’ve ever seen in an AP story. But yes, The First Shady (whom Lord Damp Nut said she created 14M jobs all on her own) and the Living Unisom are the brain trust on this one.
Anyway, the story continues, and successful anecdotes abound!
“I got laid off twice, but you got to keep going,” the man says, adding later on in the ad: “I’m now a consultant in the tech space.”
Another woman says she had no career plan after finishing high school, but “I found a medical course online” and became a phlebotomist. “You will find something,” she says.
“Perhaps you can sell a kidney,” she added, scratching a scar.