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Jonesboro, AR - Shannon Johnson Reports

Job Hunting With a Disability Can Be Tough

August 9, 2004 -- Posted at 4:30 CDT

JONESBORO -- If you've ever been unemployed, you know how frustrating job hunting can be. This is especially true when you've got years of experience under your belt. But if you have a disability, the search can be even harder. This is one man's story.

    Jonesboro resident Chris Hall says he has been trying to find a job for the past seven years." I've got a really strong middle to upper management background, over twenty-three years of experience in the hotel, restaurant industry. I used to own my own restaurant," says Hall. Despite all of his experience, Hall says he can't even get his foot in the door. As a matter of fact he doesn't even get past the application process. " They say we're not hiring," says Hall. He has heard that same old line for several years. Hall says just because he's partially blind doesn't mean he's mentally deficient. While there are several local organizations that offer services to the visually-impaired, finding a job is still a another issue. But despite all of this frustration, Hall refuses to give up. He plans to keep pounding the pavement to find a satisfying job.

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