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Day 9

Wednesday

Mid week.
Call came in for an interview tomorrow.
Trepidation and nervousness abound.
I’ve been through a couple of interviews the past few years, so it wasn’t so much the interview process that was making me nervous. 144 more words

Jobless

Plans for disaster

Sometimes I sit at my table and weep because I don’t know what I am going to do. A month ago, I resigned from my job because I had to. 624 more words

New Wal-Mart to hire 95 civilians, veterans in Statesboro

STATESBORO, Ga. (WJCL) — Walmart will hire up to 95 associates to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this winter in Statesboro. 217 more words

Local News

STEM--interesting article

Interesting article on the job prospects for those seeking jobs in STEM fields.

STEM Graduates Can’t Find Jobs

Teaching

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Outsourcing— Death of the "American Dream"

The continuous outsourcing of STEM jobs and the promotion of education without occupation is killing this country. Then with companies making false reports or false claims in order to lower wages— recruiting cheap talent, it's making it even harder for natives of the U.S. to survive. The education system and American infrastructure is at great risk right now. With wars continuing to go on and with corporate organizations putting the steering while in the government's back, young STEM graduates are being left with a short stick. That's why, more than ever, it's time to start injecting more entrepreneurial-curriculum based education into our system. At least if it's not being taught in school, parents should have awareness of the future job market for their children and help their kids discover financial independence through entrepreneurship— rather if it may be engineering entrepreneurship or some type of STEM entrepreneurship. Fact of the matter is, this is what the future generation has been set up for. More technology, more automation, fewer resources, tighter budgets and more bootstrapping.

Domestic STEM graduates can't finding jobs.

U.S. News: STEM graduates are at a loss— Cries that “the STEM sky is falling” are just the latest in a cyclical pattern of shortage predictions over the past half-century, none of which were even remotely accurate. In a desert of evidence, the growth of STEM shortage claims is driven by heavy industry funding for lobbyists and think tanks. Their goal is government intervention in the market under the guise of solving national economic problems. The highly profitable IT industry, for example, is devoting millions to convince Congress and the White House to provide its employers with more low-cost, foreign guestworkers instead of trying to attract and retain employees from an ample domestic labor pool of native and immigrant citizens and permanent residents. Guestworkers currently make up two-thirds of all new IT hires, but employers are demanding further increases. If such lobbying efforts succeed, firms will have enough guest-workers for at least 100 percent of their new hiring and can continue to legally substitute these younger workers for current employees, holding down wages for both them and new hires. Read More http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBSb8e-7XCQ

Day 8 - 2.9 percent

Tuesday

I got two calls from job agencies yesterday, am hoping to get interviews.

Nowadays, it is fairly common to get calls from agencies who wants to throw in your resume among the dozens of other candidates they want to pass to their clients hoping that one of them will get through to the interview stage. 124 more words

Jobless

I know, I suck


Here’s the view of our new apartment!

It’s been a long, stressful summer. I know, I haven’t been up to par. But things have been so stressful that I haven’t had time to sit down and devote time to even write a grocery list! 645 more words

For Fun

A small victory (or two?)

In one of my recent posts I wrote about certain things bothering me and that I don’t know what to do.
One of those things is the messed up situation being without a job or any form of income or benefits. 1,206 more words

Depression