I asked this back in March - go look at your local paper's help wanted ads/craigslist and count how many legitimate jobs are hiring right now (no work at home scams, no exotic dancers/pyramid schemes/bogus employment agencies, no support groups of classes, only actual paying, full time jobs)
When I asked in March, our U/E had us with about 10k people here out of work, and there were 39 real jobs hiring. This week we have about 18k out of work (not counting all the ones that have fallen off the rolls) and 35 real job listings.
How does it look by you? (and if you answered back in March, how does it compare to where you were 8 months ago?a)
Answer by Anonymous at 2:18 AM on Nov. 10, 2009
Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:29 AM on Nov. 10, 2009
My city has an unemployment is 12% that is up from 6.8% this time LAST Year. There are roughly what look to be 30-40 legit positions. Hotjobs, careeer builder, and monster.com's jobs are dismal. Unless you are a nurse/speech pathologist/etc, the diversity of jobs just aren't here.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:08 AM on Nov. 10, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:24 AM on Nov. 10, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 7:37 AM on Nov. 10, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 8:06 AM on Nov. 10, 2009
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Answer by michiganmom116 at 8:41 AM on Nov. 10, 2009
Anon:otherwise, your union will know better where the jobs you seek are located for skilled/hourly labor.
Ummm, yea. What about the thousands of union guys in my area who have no jobs because Delphi(4 plants), GM(3 plants) and all their vendors(12+) left my area? That is the funniest thing I have read this morning.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:22 AM on Nov. 10, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:05 AM on Nov. 10, 2009
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