CHICAGO
05/20/2011 05:21 pm ET Updated Jul 20, 2011

Metropolitan Water Reclamation Department Holds Lottery To Process Job Applicants

These days, the 'Chicago Machine' is actually a machine. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation Department of Greater Chicago is looking to hire a slew of laborers to work in various sewage plants. Instead of just hiring those laborers based on merit or clout, the department will accept applications in the form of your social security number. Then, they will draw lotto balls to see who is eligible to apply for the job.

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