The federal government's increase on
I know that the help wanted section of the NH sunday news is about 1/2 page long right now -- I know the line outside th elabor ready day laborers office which is across from the theater is two blocks long at 4am each morning and now includes many many people who lost white collar jobs - I know several families where both parents have been laid off-- I know there's now an average of 9 weeks before unemployment benefits get processed in NH b/c the backlog is so great -- and I know that i'm probably looking at either getting laid off or going to some kind of work furlough in the next 9 months -- so no I don't think it's too mouch and yes I do think it's very hard to find a job right now....we had an opening for part time 20 hours no benefits entry level box office person -- we had over 100 applications-
it's awful out there right now. awful.
I think it really varies by state, which is why I'm glad to see the package is left up to the states to decide to accept or not.
One of the local schools here had a job opening for a full time
Statewide we're at 5.5%, but that's the highest we've been since October of 03.
My company had a record(!) forth quarter profit 2008, they laid off 4k in January; they expect to have solid 1st quarter earnings, they just laid off 5K in the US in my dh's division (he was nervous but we are safe).
A lot of these layoffs involve jobs that will never come back, even if the economy improves dramatically. Auto industry, financial services industry, tech industry... a lot of these jobs are gone in the US and they won't be back.
What new job do you expect these people to get?
like anything else,it bothers me when this kind of entitlement gets abused though.
if for instance,a businessman loses his job.