I have been laid off. The area that I live has an unemployment rate of 10% (even across state line). Even though I have experience in web design, bookkeeping, web consulting, and event coordinating, I have not been able to find employment. I have been applying at fastfood restaurants, and still no luck.
I have networked. Many people know who I am. Seems to me, to know someone in the circle to find employment means to be blood relation. I get invited to visit their businesses and I keep reminding them that I'm "between jobs", but no one knows of any open positions anywhere! Uhgggg!!!
I have entertained a dangerous thought of moving in the middle of the night (as a leap of faith) to other cities with better economy, to live in a homeless shelter until I'm back onto my feet.
Asked this one before (two days ago) & only got one answer. I gave that one answer the best answer check. For someone who's been laid off and is constantly looking for work, I haven't gotten the responses that I wished I had.
Does anyone know of any support for those who are laid off (that are not in the "business" ) that are genuine? (there are a lot of frauds)
Thanks in advance
Asked by Anonymous at 1:13 PM on Jun. 1, 2011 in Money & Work
Unfortunately there really isn't a lot of help out there. I know my husband went through the same thing.
I wish a lot of luck and I will pray that you find a job right away!
Answer by momavanessa at 1:44 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
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Answer by sweet11-12 at 3:50 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
Answer by mkdirector2011 at 4:31 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
Answer by rkoloms at 10:04 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
I do have my own business licensed by my local city and state. I'm a web programmer and designer. been so since 2004. In my business you never stop learning. If you wish to go the job route , Your job now is finding a job and you will discover that you will need to put in double the time. Tips. Make sure you rest and eat well or you feel worse. Take inventory to see what is high on the list to do. A hint post your skills on www.elance.com they have a free basic program to get you started
Answer by sweet11-12 at 10:27 PM on Jun. 1, 2011