Teacher: We can't teach you unless you already know the answers. Waiter: We can't serve you unless you're already full. Interviewer: We can't hire you unless you already have a job.
Actually, only hiring people that already have a job makes perfect sense, if you understand how businesses are run and how unemployment fraud works.
It is documented that a fair percentage of of people getting jobs these days only get them in order to work for 6 months. They then quit the job and are eligible for unemployment again. This happens A LOT.
In order to counter this, companies are only hiring people that already have jobs. This makes it far more likely that the person is really interested in having a job, and won’t leave in 6 months.
April 12, 2017