Forum Post: 99er's and other Job Searchers: Has anything changed, is anybody calling you back within 3 days of your reply to their job ads for an interview?
Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 26, 2012, 10:54 p.m. EST by economicallydiscardedcitizen
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This is an interview (link below this note)that took place in California in January 2011. Now that it is January 2012, is anybody seeing change with their application to response rates from employers you apply to online or in person for the most basic low wage/subsidy qualifying jobs?
I recently applied again to 'entry level' jobs in my area as a test to see if I would get a more 'normal' call back to interview or spot interview rate, gave employers a week and a half to reply back and even called on them in person twice with ZERO callback or attempts at SPOT HIRING for entry level jobs which tells me that our economy is far from any change.
What is happening in your corner of the country? Here's the interview link and thanks for visiting! http://www.youtube.com/user/george4title?blend=1&ob=4#p/u/144/44cHA_zmKeY
I interview John about what's happening in Ca with some of the long term unemployed. You can hear the desperation in his voice as families run out of options. I will meet with him later on and see if can create a series.
http://www.rantrave.com/Rant/Unemployed-In-Denial-99ers-T... The results of a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted between Dec. 21, 2010, and Jan. 9, 2011, and released last Thursday, seem to indicate that many unemployed Americans are outrageously optimistic, if not completely in denial, about the severity of the current unemployment crisis in the U.S. "Despite today's nearly double-digit unemployment rate, 4 in 10 unemployed Americans expect to get a job in the next four weeks and one in three underemployed have the same expectations with respect to obtaining a full-time job." If this Gallup pole data provides us with an accurate reflection of popular opinion among the unemployed, then 40% of the 15+ million people collecting Unemployment Insurance actually believe that a job is magically being whipped up just for them. While 4 in 10, or 40%, may not seem like much at first, you must consider that for all those people to actually reach this goal then roughly 6 million jobs need to be created -- by next week, or so. Of course, even if this occurred, those '4 in 10ers' would be disappointed to immediately find themselves in competition with the 8+ million 99ers (who are still seeking a Tier 5 Unemployment Extension) and the 15+ million underemployed, as well as the hoards of teenagers and illegal immigrants, for these newly "created" jobs.