Job program recruits Portland panhandlers

Portland proposes panhandler plan

PORTLAND, Maine (Portland Press Herald) - Soon panhandlers in Portland may not have to look far to find work.

City officials are working on a 36-week pilot program to offer day jobs to panhandlers. A city social worker would drive a van around to busy intersections and offer panhandlers a chance to earn $10.68 an hour cleaning up parks and other light labor jobs. They would be paid at the end of each day.

Click here to read more about this story from our media partners at the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram.

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