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RI's unemployed ask: "Where are the jobs"

January 29, 2014

PAWTUCKET -- Deolinda Sousa wouldn’t be able to get by without welfare benefits and food stamps, but she’d gladly trade them for a job that pays her for doing something productive.

“I’ll do anything,” she says. “I’ll clean toilets with a toothbrush.”
She’s that frustrated.

The 26-year-old mother of two has been looking for a job for more than a year, but she hasn’t been able to find one.

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