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PAWTUCKET -- Deolinda Sousa wouldnât be able to get by without welfare benefits and food stamps, but sheâd gladly trade them for a job that pays her for doing something productive.
âIâll do anything,â she says. âIâll clean toilets with a toothbrush.â
Sheâs that frustrated.
The 26-year-old mother of two has been looking for a job for more than a year, but she hasnât been able to find one.
The last few weeks, looking for a job has become almost a job in itself for Sousa. Sheâs spent nearly six hours a day filling out one job application after another on computers at the NetWORKri Career Center, one of several âreemploymentâ centers operated by the state Department of Labor and Training.
For full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Call.