Jump to Last Post 1-11 of 11 discussions (17 posts)
  1. mzkita_92 profile image58
    mzkita_92posted 8 years ago


    1. ksmith88 profile image61
      ksmith88posted 8 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 image70
      Pandoras Boxposted 8 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 image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    There are fewer jobs.

  3. Work At Home Moms profile image38
    Work At Home Momsposted 8 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 8 years ago

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

    1. Pandoras Box profile image70
      Pandoras Boxposted 8 years agoin reply to this


      You beat me to it.

      1. Shadesbreath profile image81
        Shadesbreathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol me too.

        1. Garrett Mickley profile image78
          Garrett Mickleyposted 8 years agoin reply to this


  5. Joy56 profile image74
    Joy56posted 8 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 image71
    sugzposted 8 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.

    1. profile image0
      Home Girlposted 8 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 image69
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 8 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 image75
    mega1posted 8 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 image78
    Garrett Mickleyposted 8 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 image69
    Flightkeeperposted 8 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 image50
    hollywposted 8 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!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)