DETROIT (WWJ) – A text message promised a job fair that was supposed to be held Wednesday morning by Chrysler at Detroit’s Lafayette Tower. Crowds of people reportedly showed up — only to find out there never was such an event.

That included a client of Corrinda Washington, program director of Michigan Legal Services.

She told WWJ Newsradio 950 her client borrowed money for a ride to what she thought would be a shot at finding work.

“She said there were hundreds of people, that there were people getting off the bus in droves; that there were people getting dropped off, people getting out of cabs. When she was talking to me she was just saying, ‘Here are more people showing up’,” Washington said.

Recently, there have been other Metro Detroit  job fairs advertised by word-of-mouth that also turned out to be false.

“It’s just really sad, because it just speaks to the desperation and the climate of unemployment. I think that it’s just a cruel practice,” she said.

Washington suggests that if you hear about a job fair, you should contact your local Michigan “Works First” office to verify that it is legitimate.

– Click here for info about an actual job fair next Thursday in Dearborn –

Comments (136)
  1. GOVT is the problem says:

    Left policies at their finest. If Amerika continues on its path, this will be a common theme in many cities.

  2. bmus says:

    UN Agenda 21 and the SPP have all stated that they have to bring the US to a post industrial level. Detroit is a glaring example of how fat-cat US businesses wrapped themselves in the flag, but when more money was to be made using slave and child labor over in communist china, they were no more patriotic than benedict arnold. Tax incentives were given to companies to move overseas, Obama is trying to kill all new businesses in the US with his illegal “carbon tax.”…etc. THIS IS ALL PART OF A PLAN PEOPLE. YOU ARE UNDER ATTACK RIGHT NOW BY POISONS IN THE AIR, FOOD AND WATER. YOUTUBE ‘ENDGAME’ BY ALEX JONES

  3. Atlas Shrugged says:


  4. John says:

    Can we send all of the People’s Republic of Maryland and most of Massachusetts there? I am sure that all those smart people put together would bring prosperity to that once great city.

    1. RedManInBlueState says:

      I live in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts. Our governor has done such a fine job, we’ve had an exodus of companies, jobs and people. We will soon be losing a seat in Congress. Lots of brains but little common sense in this state.

  5. Karen says:

    Obama Country; and, he has more in store for us, as you re-elect him your king.

  6. Tennessee says:

    I live in SE Tennessee, with a new Volkwagen plant, two Amazon distributions centers going up as I write this, not to mention Whacker Chemicals (solar panels) moving in and Whirlpool making this area their worldwide headquarters with a stunning new 37 acre facility. Arch/Olin Chemicals is making a new commitment with a 150 million upgrade. Duracell, Mars Foods, I could go on and on. That is not to mention the almost dozens of smaller plants and services coming in for support of these large organizations.
    We have no state income tax, only a sales tax, and pretty much we are non-union.
    So, we have one of the greatest concentrations of manufacturing in our little SE Tennessee, from Chattanooga going East about 40 miles. The number one out of state license plate we see down here lately? Michigan….

  7. Steveie B says:

    I had to sell my car for gas money…….

  8. josh m says:

    haha detroit sucks, why not just call it new africa

  9. JustFollowing says:

    And you see that as a problem. That’s something to embrace. There is a diversity in outcomes; they may not be rosy, but life is not rosy. Everyone needs to share in the pain not just a minority.

  10. Ol Dude says:

    Weird. I thought 47% of Detroiters can’t read. But they have cell phones and text messaging????

  11. Scott says:

    That is the best thing I have read in years. Have you considered writing political satire professionally? It is that good.

  12. Guest says:

    My father moved my family out of Detroit in 1960. He saw the writing on the wall as the unions were getting stronger and stronger while the products weren’t getting better. As a child I used to wonder why Lake St. Claire wouldn’t allow non Christians or non whites into the public beach and then teach us how the south was racist.

  13. jcjavi says:

    You should be writing these articles

  14. Joe says:

    wow Detroit is the shining beacon on a hill of the progressive model in action. Half the people cannot read and obviously hundreds have little common sense to show up to this. It isn’t about the race of the people but the social structures they are living in. Free handouts and government everything. Just like – California New York Illinois Wisconsin – all very progressive all very broke. The only thing Detroit is good for is to maybe let one or two people see that this is what happens when you use these policies. How would everyone like Detroit to be the national norm?

  15. tom says:

    It is not surprised me at all when liberals take their ads and their actions. It is always thier imagination world, fancy words as long as taxpayers pay for these thiings then they are going to get credit to impress public

  16. bold dude says:

    Lol!! Hey, all you Obama lovers out there…how’s that “Hope and Change” thing working for ya?? Still got that tingle up your leg?

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