Florida’s Workforce Central Florida purchased 6,000 red capes at a cost of $14,000 for it’s “Cape-A-Bility Challenge program. The unemployed were given the capes to help them “connect with the community,” and boost their self-confidence. The agency says the funds did not take anything away from unemployment checks, but came from “unrestricted funds.”
The public relations campaign, which urges “caped crusaders” to help the organization fight “Dr. Evil Unemployment,” costs $73,000.
Part of that campaign provides about 6,000 people looking for work with capes.
No news on who actually wore the capes around their “communities,” or gained self-confidence from them, or got a job due to them.