There is a huge reason I complain about not finding a job. I live in Michigan. Where the unemployment rate is now over 8% well above the national average of about 5%. If you don’t believe me read about the problems. Yahoo has a great article about the economic problems here. If you don’t feel something you are heartless.
Many of these people will never see the jobs they once had come back, auto companies are gone forever no matter what some people here say. It just cost too much to pay people here. Unions have killed the auto industry.
The story talks about people my age trying to find work. One homeless who is worried he won’t get a job because he doesn’t have a phone number, just email. I’m assuming he checks it at a local library or at school. Yes he is homeless and a student. One man won’t even put his degree on his resume because he’s afraid of being told what I have been, your overqualified.
I have heard people in other states claim that they have it the hardest with gas prices and the housing market, but they are working and the jobs in their areas are either stable or growing some. How do they have it hard when we have nothing, are losing our jobs and no hope of anything for a while. Our Governor is working hard to get industry here in Michigan, but it’s not easy, even then they will not employ as many people as the auto industry and it will take years to catch on.
So next time your looking at high gas prices and heading to your job, think about the people who are having to pay these high gas prices just to find a job, many who unfortunately won’t be finding anything for a long time. They are the ones hurting the most.