a reply to: projectvxn
There are TONS of jobs out there.
I thought the same thing until my friend decided to do an intervention with her son.
He graduated college but was just hanging around the house, complaining that he couldn't find a job.
She got tired of it, took off three days from work, got a list of job fairs, and other places that were advertising they had work. She decided she was
going to be proactive and drive him to all these places and submit his application.
By the end of the third day she had given up. She said every place she went that claimed they had work, also had applicants winding around the block.
An average of 10 jobs for 2000 applicants.
She is trying to get him to chose a skill. Her husband is a home builder contractor, she is a medical social worker. He knows the kind of hours and
hard work their careers require, so he is not very enthusiastic about learning a skill or becoming an apprentice.
It is very hard for young folk today. There may be a lot of jobs, but there seems to be even more people looking for jobs than there are jobs
available. Most of those jobs don't pay enough for children to be able to live independently, so they are still at home with their parents.
My elderly mother has three friends that just had to take in their grown children, along with the grand and great-grandchildren, because of illness,
and or lost of jobs.
My baby sister just got laid off from her job, after 25 years working for the company, because of down-sizing. She was smart enough to put something
away for a rainy day, so she is sitting pretty, and going for an early retirement. Few people are as lucky.
edit on 9-6-2016 by NightSkyeB4Dawn because: word correction