Job center giving superhero capes to the unemployed
Florida’s unemployment agency director has asked for an investigation into a federally funded jobs agency that is giving 6,000 superhero capes to the jobless.
The jobs agency plans to distribute the superhero capes to residents taking part in the agency’s “Cape-A-Bility Challenge” by trying to vanquish “Dr. Evil Unemployment.”
Residents of central Florida can win a cape by becoming a Workforce Central Florida fan on Facebook, taking a Facebook quiz, having a photo taken with a foam cutout of Dr. Evil Unemployment, tweeting a job posting, or using LinkedIn to recommend someone using the word “super.”
The agency also spent about $2,300 on 12 five-feet-tall foam board cutouts of Dr. Evil Unemployment.
Florida Director Cynthia Lorenzo said the spending seemed “insensitive and wasteful” and has asked for an investigation.