Monday, January 24, 2011

Unfortunately, My Job Remains Rock-Solid Safe

Working for the Food and Nutrition Service is, in many ways, similar to working at a social service non-profit - we exist to help a poor and/or underserved population, but our ideal outcome would be for us to work ourselves out of a job so that no one needed our services anymore, and we'd all have to go find something else to do.

Unfortunately, it looks like my job is safe and secure for the foreseeable future - more and more Americans keep signing up for SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and FNS's other nutrition programs. SNAP participation increased by another 290,000 people in October:

Read all about it and check out some more charts over at Paper Economy.

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