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Old 06-26-2010, 01:39 AM
 
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" That’s the reality for jobless residents in Southwest Florida who were counting on an extension of unemployment benefits to help them get by as they continue to hunt for work.

On Thursday, a new extension was killed in the U.S. Senate.

In Lee and Collier counties, more than 17,000 jobless residents have been collecting emergency or extended benefits, according to the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation. Without a new extension from Congress, they’ll all lose their benefits by July 31.

Statewide, more than 34,000 unemployed residents will be impacted weekly if there is no additional extension, according to the Agency for Workforce Innovation.

The bill would have also provided $16 billion in new federal aid to states, preserving government jobs. The legislation also included various tax breaks, plus tax increases on domestically produced oil and investment fund managers.

Southwest Florida has been hit particularly hard because so much of its economy was tied to construction and real estate. "



June/25/2010
More than 17,000 jobless in Lee and Collier will likely lose their unemployment benefits » Naples Daily News
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Indiana and Cape Coral
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Don't people get benefits for 2 years now?? And that's not long enough?? Well hey lets just put people on benefits for the rest of their lives how about that???
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: North Central Florida
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That's a good thing..right?

This is absolutley wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This means the unemployment rate in SW Florida, and the whole country for that matter is about to go DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy days are here again!

I've got a few bridges on the Caloosahatchee for sale, any takers?


YC.......
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Meredith NH
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Good for the senate republicans........Obama wants everybody on the dole so they will need him.Enough is enough.Unempoyment compensation wasn't meant to be a way of life......but a stopgap between jobs
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: North Central Florida
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Good for the senate republicans........Obama wants everybody on the dole so they will need him.Enough is enough.Unempoyment compensation wasn't meant to be a way of life......but a stopgap between jobs
Agreed, but............................WHAT JOBS?

Perhaps 1.5 million folks are about to be recruited to the new army of street thugs, criminals, rioters, and general mischief makers. A very small percentage will find a entreprenurial spirit locked away within and try to make it in a civilized manner...........................before their hopes are dashed by fed gov regulations...........

Meanwhile, I hear the residents of Washington DC are going to be assessed $51.00 a month to keep the streetlights on at night.

Three cheers for the "recovery"..........................(that never was)


YC.......
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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Good for the senate republicans........Obama wants everybody on the dole so they will need him.Enough is enough.Unempoyment compensation wasn't meant to be a way of life......but a stopgap between jobs
Now if they can't find a job they'll go on welfare. At least the jobs bill would have accomplished something. Do you want us to go back to the days when people had to sell pencils and apples on the street corners to survive? People were living in the streets and literally starving before government intervention. Do you want that now?
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:00 PM
 
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Well hey lets just put people on benefits for the rest of their lives how about that???

Not funny at all.



" Nationally, the unemployment rate for 16- to 19-year-olds continues to rise and reached 26.4 percent in May - almost 3 percent higher than the same month a year ago.

In Lee County, that number hit 37.5 percent for 16- to 19-year-olds, according to the 2008 American Community Survey - the most recent figures available.

Baxter said many of the jobs traditionally available to teens, such as grocery store or retail positions, are being filled by older applicants who have lost their jobs.

"When qualified job seekers with years of experience are looking for work, there's a tremendous amount of competition for teenagers to obtain those positions," said spokeswoman for the Career and Service Center.

Some teens are looking for jobs to help out at home, when parents have to make tough decisions to make ends meet.

"My dad moved to New York because he couldn't find a lot of work here, so I wanted to try and help and bring him home," Vxxx said."



June/24/2010
Lee County teens lose out in job market | news-press.com | The News-Press

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Old 06-26-2010, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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Now if they can't find a job they'll go on welfare. At least the jobs bill would have accomplished something. Do you want us to go back to the days when people had to sell pencils and apples on the street corners to survive? People were living in the streets and literally starving before government intervention. Do you want that now?
I'd rather they go on welfare if they can't earn for themselves. It is harder to get and has more of a stigma attached. Many people will find a job instead.
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:49 PM
 
Location: FL
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Where are the jobs?
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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Where are the jobs?
Here are some:
ft myers / SW florida all jobs classifieds - craigslist
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