We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
They also are more willing to work: "... immigrants are quicker to jump into the rebounding job market while native-born Americans, who under federal law have more welfare options and access to unemployment benefits, are slower to find work." Immigrants are also more willing to fill the agricultural jobs. At the other extreme, many are highly educated and fill the hi-tech jobs (although often at cheaper salaries than Americans).
Meanwhile, our demobilized veterans are often struggling to find good jobs. They are willing to work, certainly have the work ethic and reliability, but need a hand up. Offer it whenever you can, please.
I find this hard to believe. When I was unemployed from 2008-2010, I applied for more than 500 jobs ranging from burger flipper to Associate Professor of Journalism - all of which I had qualifications for. I had only 5-6 interviews, and when I finally found a job, it was as a $10 per hour warehouse worker. Something else is going on with employers.