Jobs – who will get first crack at them?

7 09 2010

Just finished reading an article in a local paper addressing this subject:  http://tinyurl.com/2fzfp3w

Even with the President attempting to role out a Jobs creation program, many still question where these Jobs may be and what type of jobs /pay scale are we talking? 

In recent weeks I have visited numerous Job Fairs around Chicago land, noting not only the increase in participants(and familiar faces..) but the lack of quality opportunities.   This economy has hit everyone somewhere along the line.  And we have been sitting in this funk for some time with little or no signs of change that will make a difference. 

The artical forcasts the job sector to be divided into (2) catagories – 1 Highly skilled (educated employable) and second being low-wage.   This really begins to scare alot of us when Highly sought Skills (Law/Medical/etc..) were even Un-employed to begin with, yet though they have obtained the Masters (and beyond..) are these new positions actually old posts with lower pay scale.  (As a business your looking for the best value with minimal cost).  Which brings us to the other end of the scale – Low wage. 

You suck it up to take something, then what happens to your career?  Obviously you need money to live, but if the stress happens to double just because you take action, you start questioning your decissions.    Having the faith or belief this will turn around generally comes from those on the outside looking in. 

The one that hit me the hardest is my age group 45 – 55, too old to start something new, not old enough to retire, not educated enough to compete with the next generation for the SAME JOB.

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