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Unemployed Charlotteans beg council members to create jobs program

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Dozens of unemployed Charlotteans marched to city hall Monday night, hoping to convince Charlotte City Council members to spend $10 million on a jobs program.

"I have good references. I have an advanced degree and I'm a homeowner, and I'm still unemployed," Susan Glantzman said.

Glantzman has been out of work for a year and a half and says she's the face of unemployment in Charlotte. She begged city council members to consider creating the jobs program.

"Given the city has over a billion dollar budget, supporting a ten million dollar jobs program is morally and economically prudent," said Charlotte Pastor Sheldon Shipman, who is part of the group.

In order to fund the program, council members would likely have to cut other programs.

Council members will make changes to the budget on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Room 267.

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