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Job market

Tough Job Market

If you want to know how truly bad the job market is I have a recent example for you. A couple of days ago, I posted on a popular IT blog that I needed a little help. It was nothing big. It was nothing that was going to pay a lot of money. Just needed some help. Over the next 48 hours I received over 100 responses. I received responses from all over the world. There were plenty of responses from right here in the United States. Here’s a typical response:

My name is Joe Blow (not his real name), WordPress Specialist, and I have been a WordPress developer for 10 years now, as soon as WordPress was introduced. In my over career, I have worked as Senior Developer at a leading Internet Marketing company, SEO Specialist in a Search Engine Marketing company and currently, I’m running my own company. Continue reading Job market

Saturday Night News Roundup

Saturday Night News Roundup

So, what happened with Benghazi? Hillary Clinton went in front of the Senate and the House and Republicans had nothing. Basically, they rehash the same old arguments and the same old allegations. The bottom line, as I see it, is that our embassy in Benghazi was attacked. Neither President Barack Obama nor Hillary Clinton attacked our embassy. Instead, our embassy was attacked by a group that was some sort of offshoot of Al Qaeda. I do not think that the American people learned anything.

I have no idea what’s going on in Mali.

obama shooting skeet

Sometimes I wonder what they are thinking in the White House. How did they decide releasing a photo of the president shooting skeet at Camp David was going to quell the clamor from gun advocates? This is just like the birth certificate debate. Now they’re going to say he didn’t shoot enough. Now they’re going to say that the picture was Photoshopped. Now they’re going to ask for a picture of him shooting a gun when he was a boy because you can’t love guns unless you actually shoot them as a child. Will the nonsense never cease?

Cardinal Roger Mahony stated that he did not know how to deal with the child sex abuse cases. I guess this is supposed to be an excuse.

Last year, I tried to keep up with some financial data. I tried to keep up with the bank problem list. These are institutions that the Federal Reserve worried about. The unofficial list declines to 822 institutions.

I guess I should’ve started this post with Friday’s news that the economy added 157,000 jobs in January. As I’ve stated on a number of occasions, the economy needs to do better. We truly need for the economy to take off. We need more stimulus.

Hey, it is Saturday night. Are you looking for a good scandal? How about the Nebraska lieutenant-governor resigning abruptly after it was found out that he called four different women on his government issued cell phone?

Local Edge Radio – Focus on Jobs

A couple weeks ago I hosted local edge radio and I spent the whole segment talking about the fact that our government needs to focus on jobs like a laser. Our problem is not our debt. Deficit spending is not what is on the minds of the average American. The average American is wondering how to make ends meet. The average American is either out of work or knows somebody who’s out of work. This is what we need to fix. In my opinion, there’s nothing more important than fixing our job situation. There’s plenty of blame to go around. Whether you want to blame the Obama administration for not asking for a large enough stimulus in order to really fix the jobs problem or you’d like to blame House and Senate Republicans for blocking every jobs bill since the stimulus – the bottom line is that it really doesn’t matter whose fault it is. The problem is that neither party is 100% focused on jobs.

 

The job situation is improving, but we have to do better. Economists calculate that at our current rate we will not achieve full employment (unemployment rate below 5%) for another five – seven years. Most Americans should not have to suffer for five to seven years because we don’t have the political will to do what’s necessary. We need to fix this problem.