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    Nets Offer Free Tix, Job Fair To Unemployed Fans
    New Employment Program Aims To Help Loyal Nets Fans In Time Of Dire Economic Crisis
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBS) ― Plenty of sports teams have given fans bobblehead dolls. But the New Jersey Nets are trying to do more for their fans in these hard economic times: Get them jobs.

    In the midst of this challenging economy, the Nets will give unemployed fans a break by providing free tickets for five select Nets home games, as well as offering résumé placement with Nets sponsors, and providing access to a Career Fair.

    Those fans will get access to a career fair at the Izod Center on Nov. 22.

    Team president Brett Yormack says he hopes that fans helped by the NBA team will become regulars at its games when times are better.

    As part of the new Nets Employment Program, fans that are seeking jobs can sign-up at www.njnets.com and should email their résumé, former employer, contact information, and career field of interest to the Nets Job Bank at jobbank@njnets.com.

    The Nets would then release 300 tickets per game on a first-come, first-serve basis for fans that enroll in the Program.

    In addition, the team would send the résumés received to Nets sponsors and season ticket holders with businesses that are involved in the Program.

    The Nets are also hosting a Career Fair before their game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the IZOD CENTER on Saturday, November 22.

    "Unemployment is on the rise in the metropolitan area, so we want to offer our fans that are between jobs some help in finding a job, as well as a chance to relieve some stress by coming to a Nets game," said Nets CEO Brett Yormark. "We are committed to investing in our fans now, and hopefully they will invest in us when times are better."

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    Very very cool.

    I hope the Nets and the participants in this program are met with much success,
    and hope others follow this great example being set by the Nets organization.

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    What a great idea!
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    This is a great opportunity for the people/fans of New Jersey. They are doing everything they can to be part of their communuity and letting the community be a part of them.

    Kudos to NJ, but the Pacers are still tops!

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    Sure, praise them now. But will you be as impressed when you realize that this is all a ploy to get Latrell Sprewell back in the league?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneGranger33 View Post
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    Sure, praise them now. But will you be as impressed when you realize that this is all a ploy to get Latrell Sprewell back in the league?


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    That's one less family on welfare.
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    That's great for them to do!!!
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    Nets have received 1000 resumes already.
    The Nets Job Bank received approximately 1,000 resumes Wednesday, according to VP Barry Baum. Each unemployed fan submitting a resume will receive up to four free tickets to an upcoming game and an invitation to a job fair at Izod Center.

    "It's just a glaring example of what's happening in this economy," Nets CEO Brett Yormark said. "We're doing what we can to help people in these difficult times."
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