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Free resumes from FedEx Office


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On March 10, the company that bought copy shop Kinko’s will print 25 free resumes on high-quality paper when customers stop in at any of the 1,600-plus FedEx Office Print and Ship Centers in the United States.

“We understand that the economy has affected many people in a very profound way, and we want to help,” Brian Philips, president and CEO of FedEx Office, told Reuters. “In January, nearly 600,000 people found themselves out of work. I understand that in February, by the time they add up the numbers, it could be worse.”

Philips, who said hard copy resumes have not fallen out of favor despite the growth of online job search sites, admitted that there is nothing to stop a job hunter from getting free resumes at more than one of its stores.

“We weren’t worried so much about people going to multiple stores and gaming the system. We just want to make sure people have access to this service in a time of need.”