Craig on Base

Weekend miscellany:
–Craig Newmark tells me in an e-mail re: Google Base: “I think they’ll help us get our listings to an even larger market.”
–According to TheStreet, Ford will “eliminate 4,000 salaried positions, or about 10% of its North American total … the cuts will come from attrition, layoffs and the cancellation of some contract and agency positions. The bulk will occur during the first quarter of next year.”
–Monster and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (a business lobbying group sometimes mistaken for a government agency) “announced a two-year alliance to provide top quality hiring solutions to U.S. Chamber members. Monster was selected following a competitive search that included several other national recruitment solution providers.”
–Back to Craig … sometimes it’s interesting to read the “jobs wanted,” as opposed to the job listings on Craig’s list. One poster in Orange County says (I’m shortening it) … “I have no money but I got a job, they require professional dress complete with blazers. I am a single mom and need this job but am lacking the attire … if anyone could help me out with a gift card/certificate, i would appreciate it so much. If you need anything in return, i’d be more than happy to give you what i can spare.” 
Even though the grammar wasn’t perfect, I don’t know how any reminder that there are things we take for granted could be more eloquent.

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