For the people that DO want to work hard, and make good money?
I live in America.
I was a Superintendent of a Construction Company, my wife was in sales for the Company. It shut down about 4 years ago, with no notice. I am 47 years old, she is 50. I am now working in a lumber mill, have had 3 jobs in 5 years, and living paycheck to paycheck trying to keep up. Each one has closed it's doors.
I do not " know " people that can get me a decent job back in Nevada where my family is, or anywhere for that matter. I applied for a grant to go to School as a Pharmiceutical Tech......Denied. ( must be unemployed for over a year ) I was on un-employment at the time, but only on my 1st month, only collected 2 checks......Maybe I should try to stay unemployed, and then I will get many oppurtunities..
Denied, just as our house foreclosure help was denied.
My wife apprenticed under a Executive Chef for years, we applied for a small business loan to open a restaraunt / bakery.....Even tried the " Government " help part.
Denied ..... " Those loans are given to people that have businesses to expand their business, not for people to open new ones ".
You tell me where our oppurtunity is?
I have applied at countless places, where I have more then enough experience, have not had a chance yet. To old?.....Do not have a " inside " person to help me land the job?
Sorry, unless you know someone, or have a wealthy family that knows people, you are on your own.
And there are millions of people in worse off situations then me. I only hope I pass away before I can not work anymore, as I know I will have no retirement.
My father hurt his back working as a crane operator and was out of work for years as a result of that. I understand that people are hurting in this economy. But instead of giving out money like unemployment for extended periods i'm saying why don't we as a society help you to find work? Why don't way pay to get you re-trained to do something else? Why don't we loan you money to start a business? We give out money to prop up banks that should have gone bankrupt and I would have much rather given some of that money to people like you, aspiring small business owners, people who have a lot to gain from it. This is what I think our system should be doing during tough times. But where I live (Wisconsin) and from what I hear, there are lots of jobs for computer programmers, engineers, lots of technology jobs out there. But you have to be trained to do these types of jobs, and people cannot afford the training and that is a very real problem.