Rockford has an unemployment rate of 13.1%. And I think I know why. All the corporations we keep giving tax breaks to in order to create jobs are hiring... volunteers. A company with $122,568,336.00 in assets, paying its executives a healthy salary, plus bonuses, taking every tax incentive in the book from the community, then asking a potential work force with some of the most miserable unemployment numbers in the nation to volunteer, for a shirt and jacket...
That's Rockford, baby!!!
We have rescue missions, food pantries, and treatment centers for the mentally ill overrun with those who need help, and The Rockford International Airport thinks their mission of greeting visitors to Rockford, Illinois, takes precedence over all that?
Shame on you.
From the "application"...
"...must work cooperatively and courteously with diverse groups of people; be able to access multiple references in a timely manner in response to customer requests for information; demonstrate oral and interpersonal communication skills, and have the ability to respond calmly in emergency situations. A basic knowledge of the internet or the ability to learn basic computer skills is necessary. The ability to travel to/from the airport in all types of weather conditions is required..."
To paraphrase Helen Hunt in As Good As It Gets," seriously, Rockford, the mayor's office, Chamber of Commerce, and Rockford Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau, "Do you have any control over how creepy you get?"