I was just wondering how many people have lost jobs and what area you are in. I know this economy has effected everyone across the U.S. but was just wondering if some areas are hit worse than others.
I live in northern MS and I was laid off last Nov. and my husband has been out of work since March. The jobs around here just don't really exist anymore. Simple jobs that used to have minimum requirements are now requiring Master Degrees and MANY years experience. It's like the employers know they have the upper hand with so many people being out of work and they are taking advantage of it.
Please reply with where you live and if you or someone your know are out of work and for how long and if it's looking good for new jobs soon.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:56 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
Answer by 4yourfamily at 12:00 AM on Aug. 11, 2009
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Answer by pinkgemini85 at 8:01 AM on Aug. 11, 2009
It's interesting to see the difference between areas. The military (or any gov. job) is the best to be in now ... they won't lay off soldiers or other gov. positions .... LOL
I live in a small town but we're right next to Memphis, TN which is NOT small ... LOL. My last job was in Memphis which laid me off last Nov.
Our classified section in the paper almost doesn't exist either ... what used to be several pages is down to about a half page. SAD!!!!!!!!!!!
I mainly use Career Builders online site to search for jobs but ones I would have qualified for last year are now requiring more eduation and / or experience.
Luckily I do have some income coming in from my home business but it's nothing compared to 2 jobs .... yet!!!! :)
Good Luck to everyone who is struggling right now!!!
Answer by 4yourfamily at 9:13 AM on Aug. 11, 2009
I can't believe this is all the responses .... I know more people than this lost jobs.
Come on, let's hear from you.
Answer by 4yourfamily at 12:50 AM on Aug. 12, 2009
Answer by oddfox at 6:50 PM on Aug. 12, 2009
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