Monday, June 2, 2008
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
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all unemployment rate is 6.9 per-
cent, while the national average is 5
With Michigan's economy one of
the worst in the nation, Ann Arbor
employers are noticing the demand
for jobs, too.
Tony Lavigne, the general man-
ager of Good Time Charley's, said he
has seen a significant increase in the
number of students fervently look-
ing for a summer job.
"We probably get about 50 (appli-
cations) a week," Lavigne said.
Last year at this time, Lavigne
said he received only 10 to 20 appli-
cations per week.
Other businesses like Scorekeep-
ers on Maynard Street and Moe's
Sports Shop on North University
Avenue also reported an increase
in the number of applications when
compared to last summer. But man-
agers of both businesses said they
After weeks of scouring the
streets of Ann Arbor for a job and
being turned away from places like
Scorekeepers and Moe's, LSA soph-
omore Aaron Kaplan may soon be
forced to leave the city and spend
the summer working in the Chicago
suburbs near his home.
Kaplan said he thought Ann
Arbor's economy wasn't suffering
like the rest of the state and was
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on the nominating process," she
said, referring to the state party's
desire to increase the signifi-
canto of midwestern industrial
and 29.5 votes to states in the presidential nomi-
The plan is a com- nating process.
nsolutions favored In its case to seat the state's
te. delegation, the MDP argued that
op said the del- because New Hampshire was
distributed based granted a waiver for moving its
sults of the state's primary ahead and violating
ver, Obama's cam- party rules, Michigan should also
e delegates should be granted a waiver, Kerr said.
between the two While the Rules Committee
use Obama's name only restored half the delega-
llot. tion's voting strength, Kerr said
oked the Michigan she expects the convention's Cre-
gation because the dentials Committee to restore the
primary to Jan. 15 delegation to full voting power.
NC rules. A com- "Although the (presidential)
state Democrats nomination is the biggest thing
find a way for the that we do at the convention,
seated. The com- we do vote on a number of other
y suggested hold- things," Kerr said. "We're being
est but eventually prevented from having a full
option because of voice on other important matters
gistical obstacles. within the National Democratic
tee drafted the Party."
pproved by the The committee passed the deal
ee in early May. It 19-8 after nine hours of delib-
'helming support eration, while audience members
Democratic Party interrupted and heckled commit-
woman Liz Kerr "How can you call yourselves
idered the deal Democrats if you don't count the
ules Committee a vote?" asked one of the many
ot just in the fight hecklers in the audience. "This is
gation. not the Democratic Party!"
LSA senior Emily Mohon takes University alum Jay Mattal's order at Go
Charley's on South University Avenue.
Local businesses see
five-fold increase in
By TREVOR CALERO
For the Daily
When her winter classes finished,
LSA senior Madeleine Evers said she
didn't think it would be that hard to
find work for the spring.
After filling out 35 applications
in 30 days though, Evers attitude
toward the job market changed.
"I was just nervous that I
wouldn't be able to find one," said
Evers, who got a job at Jimmy Johns
Evers isn't the only University
student who struggled with the
tough job market - a recent report
issued by the Michigan Department
of Labor and Economic Growth
reported the projected summer
unemployment rate for teenagers in
Michigan is 23.3 percent.
Bruce Weaver, an economic ana-
lyst for DLEG, blamed the poor job
outlook for teenagers on Michigan's
recessed economy. The state's over-
as been a leader
The Associated Press
contributed to this report.