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  •  You are spot on about employers (10+ / 0-)

    not wanting to hire ppl in the 40s on up.  My husband's cousin got laid off by AT&T.  It took him almost 3 years to find a job, during this time he has been struggling with diabetes (which does not help) and major weight issues, which ballooned probably from depression.  This is the reality out here, but you don't hear a peep from this White House about it.

    Amazing, with all these folk unemployed, the rate inching up, and D.C. is inclined to do absolutely NOTHING.

    •  It isn't just people 40 and up... (11+ / 0-)

      I am 30, a veteran, and college educated.  
      I have found that either you have to have exactly the experience the employer is looking for, or you have to be a blank slate that can be trained from the bottom up.  If you do not fall into one of those two categories, you don't have a chance.  I have been unemployed for a year and was underemployed since December 2008 when I finished college (great time to graduate, huh?).

      If the economy continues to move the way it has, I will never be able to move on with the next stages of my life.  Luckily I have plans for 62 (Navy/National Guard pension)...but I have to survive until then.

      "[I]n the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone...They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand."

      by cardboardurinal on Mon Jul 11, 2011 at 10:04:31 PM PDT

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