This cartoon by Andy Davey from The Sun relates to a speech by UK Employment Minister Chris Grayling in which he called on bosses to give local youths a chance instead of hiring experienced Eastern Europeans. Read more >>
The cartoon shows a hoodie attending a job interview with a woman from Human Resources. The interviewer, who is looking at his CV on her computer, tells him, 'Excellent! I see you have experience "hanging round smoking and stuff"—just what we're after.'
1. If you are after something, you are trying to get it. • Thieves in Saturday night's armed robbery attempt in Casper were apparently after cash deposits from the Mongolian Grill.
2. Originally a hoodie was a sweatshirt with a hood, but in the UK the word is now commonly used to refer to a young person (usually male) who wears a hoodie, especially when associated with yobbish behaviour. See these earlier posts on the subject.
• Chris Grayling calls for Britons to get jobs first (The Independent)
• Employ 'hoodies', minister tells companies (Daily Telegraph)