Hunt For Jobs Goes On For Many

CHICAGO (WBBM) — It has been more than a year since the recession officially ended, but for many, the hunt for a job goes on.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s John Hultman reports, economists say the number of jobs is increasing, but unemployment will still top 9 percent for the foreseeable future.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s John Hultman reports.

The Chicago Tribune reports many people were unprepared for the severe impact the downturn had on entire industries.

Mesirow Financial Chief Economist Diane Swonk says a further complication is once things improve, a million people who gave up looking will start looking again.

Some tips – don’t stop looking during the holidays, network at every opportunity to make contacts, and stay flexible and available.

  • Earlene Harris

    I am 54 years old i join the job club last year in january 16, 2010 i havbe been on different jobs interview but i have not gotten a job yet . I work for Lasalle bank 12 years before i was laid off i work in the lockbox department and in the mail room , I was a coordinator I has 15 people under me, also i work for jpmorgan chase 2shift in the wholesale department i was fire because i make to many errors, I think that i cannot get a job because of my age also because i gain wait, I am 5ft and weight 170lb do you think that some people cannot get a job because of there age and weight.

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