The FACES of unemployment in St. Charles Parish
What can be done about the 800 men and women who aren't working in a boom economy where just about every business is begging for help?
By Derek Clontz - Nov 16, 2006
IT SEEMS that everywhere you go in St. Charles Parish there's a "help wanted" sign on a window or door while able-bodied men and women mill around in front of convenience stores begging for money, sometimes wild-eyed and, on occasion, with an icy-cold beer in one hand - and a filter king in the other.
And we're not talking about a handful of people. The numbers are big, with statistics showing that 4.6 percent of parish residents are jobless.
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