The Unemployed Are Becoming Creative Job Hunters

10.04.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   With nearly 1 in 10 Americans out of work, the unemployed are getting creative to find jobs. Craigslist is a network of online communities that offer free classified advertisements. But instead of selling off "stuff",  the cover of U.S.A. Today says people are selling their abilities to find work. "Hungry"-- reads a post from Phoenix. In Chicago, a post reads "laid off vet needs to pay rent." In Little Rock: "please help us." In Richmond, Virginia: "we need a miracle." Missoula, Montana: "new father looking for any work." Do you need furniture assembled? The going rate is 20 to 40 dollars on Craigslist. Need your garage organized? It'll set you back as little as 10-dollars an hour. Jobless people are offering rides across town or to the airport. They will tend to aging parents, repair cars, or fix kitchen faucets. This man from Jacksonville, Florida wrote: "Hello. My name is Lawrence and I am a hard worker. Honest--dependable-- with reliable transportation. I have good references. I also have a 3-year-old son. I do lawn care, auto clean up-- pressure washing-- painting. Please hire."