Why you can't find a job, even though the new jobs report says there's a bunch

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 7, 2014 3:40 p.m.

    Low number of full time jobs.

    Many on food stamps, and entitlements.


    This country is in the grip of big government.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    June 7, 2014 11:27 a.m.

    Yet the u-6 numbers show that 12.2% of Americans are still looking for full time work. The great recession is not over, if we are back to 2007 numbers. That was 7 years ago with no growth.

  • iplaydat South Jordan, UT
    June 7, 2014 10:21 a.m.

    I think even more so now than ever that a significant difference in your early employment outlook depends on the field of study you choose in college, and in general after college. Both my children have careers in their chosen fields in Utah and are on track to enjoy successful livelihoods, and yet they are either still in college or just graduated. BUT they also majored in science and technology, not humanities.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 6, 2014 11:19 p.m.

    "...47 percent of people have “completely given up” looking for a job."

    That would be the same 47 percent that Romney was castigated for criticizing. The same people who are mostly living on entitlements and handouts. And, therefore, reliable Dmoecrat voters.

    With the labor force participation rate the lowest in decades, the supposedly improving economy is a sham. By juggling the numbers Obama's bureaucrats try to make things look better, when they are clearly not getting better at all. And, with his other "executive order" policy implementation on energy costs, etc, those who do have jobs will be in serious trouble soon too!

  • gmlewis Houston, TX
    June 6, 2014 2:50 p.m.

    It is very hard to get a job if you don't have a work history. The time to build a work history is during high school and college. The time to get entry-level experience in your field is during college. Many companies have intern level jobs that are available to students willing to work hard part-time.

    During the interview as a college student, let the interviewer know that you researched their company, and that you really, really want to serve them. Minimum wage is fine. No job is too menial. I learned a long time ago that highly motivated job seekers get hired. Tell them "Give me the work that nobody else wants to do."

    Then when you get the job, make sure you deliver what you promised. I guarantee that they will be wanting to hire you full-time, and will do so as soon as you are in a position to accept. You will be miles ahead of the college graduate who brings a degree and no pertinent experience.