WASHINGTON -- With unemployment higher than it's been in decades, many applicants are taking extra steps to find a job. For Michael Volpe, that meant hitting the streets with a sign around his neck to let potential employers know he's available.
Dressed in suit and tie and a sign requesting entry level employment, Volpe stood at 13th and G streets downtown with resume in hand Monday. From a distance, he appeared to be a protester or a street performer, but the 25-year-old from New York insists he's merely looking for work.
"I'm looking to start working professionally and I'm tired of searching on the Internet for jobs," he said. "I have a bachelor's in physics and I spent 2 years in the Peace Corps."
A shoe store sandwich board guy gravitated toward Volpe in an attempt to feed off the attention he was getting.
Man Selling Self at 13th and G
If you want to hire him, Volpe plans to be back out at the 13th and G corner Tuesday morning. Or you can e-mail him at M.Volpe@ymail.com.