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Jobless numbers improving in Utah

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  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    Aug. 18, 2013 5:40 p.m.

    While there are those panhandling that do need help and are very willing to work, they're crowded by the professional panhandlers that skew the picture here in Salt Lake. I would like to see a city or regional program, high profile, that addresses the panhandling issue in the area. Have work available and visible. It's likely going to have to be government-supported, but it can both help those that want work to get back into the workforce (and remove the stigma of long-term unemployment that has caused an issue with getting back to work) and it will expose those that are simply begging as a profession or need other forms of help because of mental illness.

  • trekker Salt Lake, UT
    Aug. 17, 2013 10:51 a.m.

    They say this but yet i see more and more panhandlers than ever asking for work or help.