We’ve all seen some rough times lately. No matter what sector of the economy you work in (unless, of course, you’re a banker), you’ve felt the effects of the recession that Wall Street dumped on us. Companies have been slashing jobs, and the worst part is that if you happen to be one of the unlucky people who gets a pink slip, it’s harder than ever to find new employment. Luckily for all of America, that’s starting to change.
Thanks to Jim Garrity for this opinion piece about finding work in America. Jim has been a force to be reckoned with when it comes to sticking up for the American worker, as you can
see from his website, and his regular posts on topics around the net such as international business jobs and work from home ideas.
No matter what sort of economic environment we live in, there are always jobs available – but that doesn’t always mean they’re easy to get. We always have to deal with the sort of employee turnover that is inevitable in business. People get fired for non-recession reasons, or need to move, or find different work, etc. There are job openings out there, if you can find them, and thanks to the internet, they’re becoming easier and easier to find.
For one thing, the advent of online job applications means it’s possible to go job hunting without actually having to go outside – although this is something of a two-edged sword, since when you’re unemployed, it can be really helpful to get out of the house and feel like you’re physically accomplishing things (trust me, I’ve been unemployed several times in my life). Nevertheless, you might want to click here for a Budweiser job application, or even this Pizza Hut job application. Not glamorous, but they pay a wage that keeps a roof over your head – and when you’ve got nothing else, it’s still an option.
The other thing to consider about how the internet has changed job hunting is that it’s incredibly useful for comparing different companies. If you’re lucky enough to have a valuable skillset that is in demand, you’ll want to do some shopping around to find out what companies can really benefit you. Publix careers, for example, are considered a ripe plum in the American food service industry, since they offer an incredible number of perks and benefits. At the other end of the scale is something unskilled, such as a nail technician, which isn’t likely to come with any kind of benefits – but still, a nail technician‘s salary may surprise you. If you’re looking to work in a more rapidly expanding field, you might want to consider a career in healthcare – you can work as a certified medical assistant without extensive training, and make a decent wage.
If none of these suggestions appeals to you but you’re still seriously looking for some kind of employment, consider these other resources that we’ve put together that might give you what you need – or give you the inspiration to find something else! Good luck, compadre!