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Obama: Long-term Unemployed Need 'fair Shot'

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January 31, 2014 AT 9:31 AM
President Obama urged corporate executives Friday not to discriminate against the long-term unemployed when making hiring decisions. "All they need is a fair shot," Obama said after a meeting with executives who have pledged to apply "best practices" when it comes to hiring people who have been out of work for months and even years. Companies invited to the White House included Visa, McDonalds, Marriott and Boeing. He again called on lawmakers to renew those benefits.