Japanese college graduates shout in a display of self-encouragement during a job-hunting rally at an outdoor theatre in Tokyo. Some 1500 graduates from Japanese vocational schools attended a pep rally designed to boost their morale as they break into the job market this year.
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Matthew Giarmo of Alexandria, Virginia, who lost his contract job with the Department of Health and Human Services in 2012, holds up a sign seeking a job with a lower salary than he would normally ask on a street corner in Washington, DC. With his wife furloughed from her job at the Smithsonian Institution due to the U.S. government shutdown, Giarmo, who has a Ph.D. in social-personality psychology, said he had no choice but to stand on the street to find work.
A young woman walks towards a stage to be photographed as part of her application for a job as a Playboy bunny during a casting in Monterrey. Playboy is doing “Bunny Hunt 2013” castings in several Mexican cities for the Playboy casino in Cancun, according to local media.