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Old 01-24-2010, 07:14 AM
 
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It is next to depressing trying to find a job. I have been looking since August of last year and I have been trying to be a good person in that I am only looking for part time since my husband has a job. I figure I will let someone else (households where nobody is working) have the full time jobs. Also, I think it's terrible for those who have a full time job to be looking and taking a second job. We need to all work together so everyone has a job. Anyone else having trouble finding a job in GJ??
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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It is next to depressing trying to find a job. I have been looking since August of last year and I have been trying to be a good person in that I am only looking for part time since my husband has a job. I figure I will let someone else (households where nobody is working) have the full time jobs. Also, I think it's terrible for those who have a full time job to be looking and taking a second job. We need to all work together so everyone has a job. Anyone else having trouble finding a job in GJ??
I'm sorry you're having such trouble finding a job. However, to say that people with full-time jobs shouldn't be able to look for a second job is ridiculous! You don't know everyone's situation, and it may be that their full-time job isn't enough to keep their heads above water. I imagine this is especially true for people who bought homes at the height of the market and have a mortgage payment that is well above what they can reasonably afford. Good luck on your job search!
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I keep hearing the job market is not good in Junction. Sorry to hear about your situation.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:36 PM
 
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What kind of jobs have you looked for?
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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It is REALLY rough over here, the worst I have seen in a couple decades. It's not hitting the peak of the mass exodus of people who bugged out of here because of the oil shale fiasco of 1982, let's hope it doesn't get that bad. Mesa County's bankruptcy rate is WAY up. Just in today's Daily Sentinel there is another story of another long time mom and pop business closing their doors. Valley Lumber finally had to close their doors after being in business since the 1930's. Yes, they were able to withstand the huge, impersonal behemoth supermarket home improvement outfits because of one thing in huge capitol letters-CUSTOMER SERVICE! Sorry for this little off topic rant, I know one of the people who worked there.

I live in Fruita. In every fast food outfit on hwy. 340 here in town there are a few people in their 50's working for them-all of them. One lives in my neighborhood and I talked to him yesterday. He told me, "I'm happy to have a job-period."

Several days ago there was a story about a sizable on line employment data firm that has labeled Grand Junction "the worst place to try to find employment at this time". It didn't make huge news here, as this isn't exactly a huge secret with the local media, though we do get Fox 31 out of Denver for early morning and 9 p.m. news and was reported on that as well. I don't have a link on that story but will try to find one later.

On another related thread that I posted on last week I stated that the Colorado Workforce Center has nothing going on for the unemployed right now.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I was told today that Home Depot and Sam's Club are laying off local employees.
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