Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Back to Work

Right now, the job market is as tight as it's been for a long, long time. It must be terribly discouraging for this spring's college grads.

Even my older son, who just finished his first year at college, has been unable to find a summer job. The best he's been able to do is work a few weekends for a local restaurant owner who takes a booth to special events. He worked eight hours yesterday at an American Idol tryout and was grateful to be squeezing lemons and making fries!

He also signed up with a temp agency, but so far has not gotten any assignments.

A friend's college son filled out an application for a graveyard shift job as a retail store shelf-stocker. He was hopeful, until he was told that 27 others had already applied!

Here's a website that is "helping put Americans back to work" with a series of national job fairs.

Check out one if you're on the market.

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