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Old 04-25-2011, 12:41 AM
 
Location: San Bernardino County (previously L.A.)
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Default Who's Been Unemployed for 2+ Yrs Now?

I'm not one of them, but what the hell are people supposed to do here if they've been unemployed for a VERY long time, yet they're trying like crazy, but still nothing?

Have you been unemployed now for just about 2 yrs or longer? I just want to know how many people are in this same boat. Thanks!
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:12 AM
 
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I've been unemployed for 30 months now and have a B.S. in Civil Engineering from a top 25 university. My 15th interview will be this week and I will keep plugging away until I get an offer in the civil engineering field. I have applied to other positions, but haven't received any interest for potential interviews. I can't blame the employers as I wouldn't hire a civil engineer to be an office assistant or accounting technician either. Besides, I went to school to be an engineer and I am confident I will land a job sooner or later.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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I have, it will be 3 years at the end of May. I've done and am doing everything to find work. I was a real estate title examiner for the 7 years before the crash so as we know that job/profession is gone. I dusted off my typing - 55wpm, my MS Office skills test at 100% and nothing. So then I took a phlebotomy course and passed a national exam last year, got a few interviews and still nothing. Of course I face a double whammy of discrimination - I'm now 60 years old and I'm a long term unemployed.

I volunteer at the Red Cross to put something on my resume, in hopes of getting something. Last week I again went to the local McD's and there were no jobs to be had even though there's been a big hype about the 50,000 new jobs. But here in GA it was only 1,000 new jobs and most in the metro ATL area - not anywhere near me. The unemployment rate in GA is still at 10% and in my area its over 11%.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:56 AM
 
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Last week I again went to the local McD's and there were no jobs to be had even though there's been a big hype about the 50,000 new jobs. But here in GA it was only 1,000 new jobs and most in the metro ATL area - not anywhere near me.
I saw on TV last week where 1,000 applied for 5 "McJobs" at one of their resturants.

So much for this so-called "economic recovery".

I will be out of work for two years as of the end of May. My UI benefits ran out two weeks ago.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:35 AM
 
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around the same
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I have, it will be 3 years at the end of May. I've done and am doing everything to find work. I was a real estate title examiner for the 7 years before the crash so as we know that job/profession is gone. I dusted off my typing - 55wpm, my MS Office skills test at 100% and nothing. So then I took a phlebotomy course and passed a national exam last year, got a few interviews and still nothing. Of course I face a double whammy of discrimination - I'm now 60 years old and I'm a long term unemployed.

I volunteer at the Red Cross to put something on my resume, in hopes of getting something. Last week I again went to the local McD's and there were no jobs to be had even though there's been a big hype about the 50,000 new jobs. But here in GA it was only 1,000 new jobs and most in the metro ATL area - not anywhere near me. The unemployment rate in GA is still at 10% and in my area its over 11%.

I've been unemployed since I graduated in 2007. Atlanta area. Hey Returning West, why not get a job in Metro Atlanta and then rent from me?
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:52 AM
 
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Today I heard a stat on the radio. Our state should expect to create between 10,000 and 20,000 jobs this year. Great news, right? OTOH, the state expects around 30,000 people to relocate to this state this year. Now...even the most brilliant MBA or CPA should be able to add this up. This region is screwed.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:05 AM
 
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Today I heard a stat on the radio. Our state should expect to create between 10,000 and 20,000 jobs this year. Great news, right? OTOH, the state expects around 30,000 people to relocate to this state this year. Now...even the most brilliant MBA or CPA should be able to add this up. This region is screwed.

Which state are you referring to?
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:07 AM
 
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Which state are you referring to?
Actually, for privacy reasons, I'd prefer not to say on this board.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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around the same


I've been unemployed since I graduated in 2007. Atlanta area. Hey Returning West, why not get a job in Metro Atlanta and then rent from me?
I have a home to keep up in NE GA, nor do I have the funds to relocate unless I can sell it.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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Actually, for privacy reasons, I'd prefer not to say on this board.

Sure, like someone can tell you out of millions of others in your city or state.

Might as well keep your numbers to yourself.
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