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  1. mzkita_92 profile image54
    mzkita_92posted 7 years ago


    1. ksmith88 profile image59
      ksmith88posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's because us Americans as a whole (of course not all of us) were very irresponsbile with how we did managed our businesses and money.  Now we are paying the price.  That is not to sound morbid, but to emphasize that we need to drastically change how we manage our money and lives to turn things around.

      Hopefullly we will fix things in time if we turn around, but for now we need to accept the fact that we don't have as many jobs available to us.

    2. Pandoras Box profile image65
      Pandoras Boxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We trickled our money up and then were betrayed when the upper realms decided to invest in chinese, indian and bangladeshian workers instead of american ones.

      We're not working, because they are working for us. Now we get to just sit back and watch our standard of living shrivel while their's grows by leaps and bounds.

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    There are fewer jobs.

  3. Work At Home Moms profile image36
    Work At Home Momsposted 7 years ago

    Yes you are right. It is harder to find a good job that will pay you what you are worth. Also hard to find a job you enjoy, but all this is not impossible either.

    I think it comes down to what you enjoy or passionate about, acquire the right skills or work with the skills you have in order to gain the right job, career or perhaps self employement/business opportunity.

    I can be of help if you need some, in terms of skills development and finding a new work path. Feel free to contact me should you need some help or join my facebook page - www.facebook.com/carolina.oses1

  4. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 7 years ago

    Maybebecause youa renot payingatt enttionto howthespa cing ofyour resumeis beingty ped. big_smile

    1. Pandoras Box profile image65
      Pandoras Boxposted 7 years agoin reply to this


      You beat me to it.

      1. Shadesbreath profile image83
        Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol me too.

        1. Garrett Mickley profile image82
          Garrett Mickleyposted 7 years agoin reply to this


  5. Joy56 profile image78
    Joy56posted 7 years ago

    Here in Ireland it is a nightmare.  People are travelling two or three hours to do low paid jobs.  Its mad, and it looks like it is going to get worse.  The people with lots of studying behind them get in for interviews, even if it is only for cleaning jobs, scary what.........

  6. sugz profile image74
    sugzposted 7 years ago

    it's not just in america.. here in our city, the unemployment rate has gone up by 800 in less than a week..

    they are expecting by the end of winter ()which is only a few weeks away) it to be up around 1500 unemployed.. and yet, people still spend money over the internet.. go figure.

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      Home Girlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Unfortunately, yes, it IS going to be worse. All jobs go to China and other places with cheap labour and lots of raw material. You can study whatever you want and dream about your perfest job or perfect career, sorry, for most of us not going to happen! You need different strategy nowadays.
      You have to be prepared and trained to different things, so if one job or profession is not happening, you can take another, so you do not have to go and wash dishes to pay your rent. If you are educated person it is a shame! Live it to people who are not educated. That's why you cannot rely on just one skill. You have to know how to create a simple business, see what might be profitable in you area where you live. Know how to find options. Not just sit on your butt and wait for your perfect job! Be able to relocate if necessary, be "mobile" physically and mentally, it's the only chance.

  7. Wayne Orvisburg profile image73
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 7 years ago

    I think what we all need to do is start looking at where we spend out money. I look at where my checks go and most of them are to large corporations. i.e. Mortgage payment, car payment, Wal-Mart, etc.. I am trying to spend what I can on locally made/owned stores now. I think if we can use our buying power correctly, we can restore balance to universe. Until then, we are all at the mercy of large corporations and government.

    Sorry, I actually forgot what the question was. LOL

  8. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    I think it seems there are fewer jobs because the population of under-educated under-skilled people has grown in proportion to the number of low-skilled jobs that are available.  Because America has closed down so much manufacturing and employs more people in other countries, there just aren't that many low-skills jobs available.  I know people who dramatically improved their job potential by getting more education - specializing in a specific field of interest.  Then they found higher paying jobs more easily.  I think in the U.S. companies are finally waking up and utilizing their workers more efficiently, no longer employing 3 people to do the job of 1.  So we are going to have to get more creative.

    If I was out there looking for work right now I would do some research and find out which areas employ the most people and which jobs are not as popular for workers - like the health-care industry and doing some of the menial work.  Even house-keeping/cleaning pays better than some office jobs around here and is really not such a bad job!

    If you want a real career, you're going to have to do more planning and get the education.

  9. Garrett Mickley profile image82
    Garrett Mickleyposted 7 years ago

    I just hired someone, and when I put out the ad that we were hiring, a lot of the resumes that came in were very unprofessional. I got one that was in purple colored font.  PURPLE.  This is a resume, not a myspace.

    That's why those people don't have jobs.

  10. Flightkeeper profile image72
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Well there are fewer jobs and most people don't want to take the McJobs that are there because it's low paying compared to what they've done before.  In fact, you probably get more from unemployment benefits in a week based on a good salary compared to the McJobs.

  11. profile image44
    hollywposted 7 years ago

    Getting a job can be done but there are few good jobs out there at the moment and the best way to get a decent job is to do a good CV and charm your interviewers...

    Graduate careers can be hard to carve out at first but too many people don't give themselves enough of a head start and they walk into interviews unprepared and with a badly written CV.

    My advice is to write a catchy resume, prepare for your interview and big up your qualifications as there are good jobs out there it's just about beating the hundreds of others who are after them!