President Helps Fort Worth Woman With Husband’s Resume

WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – President Barack Obama may help Fort Worth resident Jennifer Wedel’s husband find a job. Whether he gets her vote is another question.

Two days after Obama talked with the 29-year-old mother of two during an online town hall and offered to take a look at her unemployed husband’s resume, Wedel says the president has followed through.

Wedel tells The Associated Press she got a call from a White House official who told her Obama made a point of making sure the matter was taken care of and that the resume was sent to contacts in the North Texas area.

Now Wedel’s husband has been contacted by several recruiters, and Wedel says she’s grateful.

But Wedel, a Republican, says that may not be enough to get her vote unless Obama also improves some of his job policies.

This was the third year President Obama answered questions online after a State of the Union speech, but it was the first time Mr. Obama interacted in a live video chat.

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One Comment

  1. josh says:

    yet he failed to address the problem. he isnt going to personally see to it that every unemployed engineer is hired prior to granting work visas for foreign nationals. lets face it he really doesnt care. this is just window dressing to appease a lady who called him out.

    1. altha says:

      President Obama is not asking for this woman (Jennifer) vote i’m sure he could care less about her vote. The President only trying to reach out and help her husband find a job and this witch saying he want get my vote, he should not have help her at all.

  2. NiteNurse says:

    The President isn’t like Rick Perry, he’s learned enough from the past that when he’s not up to speed on a problem he looks into it before commenting on it. At least he’s helping the poor guy and it’s opened the eyes of the government to the problem. These work visas are important especially in the area of healthcare where there is hugh shortages (nursing). But a few years ago engineers were in short supply. If he just said hey we’re going to cut back on these visas it might cause real problems for the companies that desperately need some of these workers to help fill in the gaps. Like anything in government it needs to be re-examined to see if the program needs to be updated.

  3. Nyla says:

    He got his resume’ to recruiters. I don’t know how many people have been in the job market lately but that isn’t a guaranteed job!

  4. Julia says:

    Come on, the man could have other issues. What if he has a criminal record, poor credit, was fired from a past job? There are myriad reasons why someone is unemployed.

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