Job Hunt?

Job Hunt?

Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
So how is the job market where you live? I live in Ohio, and its a bit rough right now. Still keeping my fingers crossed though.
Anyone else having trouble finding and/or keeping a job?
I'm personally surprised at "part-time" hours in Ohio, I'm used to 20 -39 for part-time. Hopefully it gets better.
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Envy Envy
I have been at my job for 4 years. I hate it, but I started before the econ crash and am one of the few who's stayed so long. I want a new a better job but no one is hiring around here and there's always talk of layoffs, too. And this is southern California, mind you.

Also part time could be as low as one day a week around here.
Chilipepper Chilipepper
It's worse living in an area that relies on tourism industries like retail, food service, and transportation ... when no one can afford to vacation.

Not only that, but the two major employers of my area - Port Canaveral and NASA - are going through shake-ups/lay-offs and it's making the economy worse around here.

I haven't been able to find work since October, 2009.
Ajax Ajax
Jobs are definitely sparse around here, but since Im working minimum wage jobs while im in school im not having too much trouble finding work. I know some people who have 2 or 3 part time jobs right now and others who have been looking for months and months without any luck.
Joie de Cherresse Joie de Cherresse
It sucks. I've been looking for a job for a few months and I can't find anything. Unemployment here is at it's all time highest.
Annemarie Annemarie
I live in a medium-sized city that's very, very isolated. Closest "larger" city is a 5 hour drive away.

The state I live in has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, at about 11% (which doesn't include the people who have given up or are not/can not collect unemployment, such as myself), and it's rough. I've been looking for ANYTHING for over a year now, and nothing. My dad, on the other hand, didn't even have to look for his job--they came to him.

The things I'm qualified for (not much, since I don't have that much work experience), everyone tends to be qualified for, and everyone applies for them. I live in the state's most populous area, so that means tons of people are applying for anything that comes up.

liilii080 liilii080
The job market here is alright but there is a lot of competition for openings and it's much easier to find something that doesn't require a lot of skills. I'm back in school right now though so my part time retail job is fine...for now.
P'Gell P'Gell
Originally posted by Sweet-Justice
So how is the job market where you live? I live in Ohio, and its a bit rough right now. Still keeping my fingers crossed though.

Anyone else having trouble finding and/or keeping a job?

I'm personally surprised at ...
The job market here (suburban Chicago) SUCKS!

I was self employed for many years, most of them of them as my only income. I did OK, but as the economy continued to tank, I haven't made a profit in 2 or 3 years. I haven't even paid my supplier this year, as also due to the economy, my credit card company decided to cut my credit for no reason, and I don't have any cash on hand. (I was supposed to pay them in December.)

I can't do nursing work anymore, due to my health (the hours and being on my feet all day won't work) and I can't file for unemployment, because they don't even COUNT you as unemployed if you were self employed and now not making any money. I'm one of the hundreds of thousands who are not employed, but NOT counted and not getting any benefits.

I've been looking for something to "help out" (as we have more bills than we have income and our house is under water in terms of it's value) for a year. NOTHING! I've had a few interviews (one with a sex toy store in our area, I can't figure out what I did wrong. I KNOW this stuff!) but no offers. Oh, Macys might have hired me, IF I was willing to work 4 nights a week and EVERY Friday, Saturday and Sunday. WTF? I have kids and a family. Was I NEVER supposed to see them, EVER? When I was younger and worked retail the daytime hours were reserved for women with families. Thanks 2nd Wave Feminism. You have now completely fucked my family over. As well as everyone else's.
Taylor Taylor
I know a few people in my area who have had trouble finding work, but I personally have never had any trouble. I think a lot of it depends on what field you work in.

I work at a day spa so I have to be pretty flexible with my hours. I hope I will be able to find a better job pretty easily when I am done with school. I would LOVE to work normal hours and have a steady income.
married with children married with children
the job market sucks here in oregon. I hate the company I work for now, but I cant say or do anything until the market gets better and I can move on. As for when it will get better, who knows with the government that we have in power now. I dont see it getting better for along time.
SaucyMan SaucyMan
Alas, I am out of a job. It's a mainly tourist place, which isn't great for me, as I'm not very good at talking to people. I'm quite terse. I'm trying to be a writer, but there's absolutely no writing jobs within thirty miles! It's quite frustrating, to say the least.
PersonalAngel PersonalAngel
I have a online job, mostly because I moved to an area that has zero employment and I really rather never be talked down to again by a "boss".
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