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Jobless spike leads to crush of résumés

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The number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits jumped to 5 million last month, an all-time high. The result: Desperate people are applying to anything that resembles a job, and HR pros are forced to sift through hundreds more (often unqualified) résumés and applications than normal.

As Pete Ronza, an HR manager at a Minnesota college told CNN, “We could write the ad in Russian and it wouldn’t matter.”

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