Bogus listings on State Employment Sites
Where do you go when you are looking for work in these hard economic times? Craigs List? Your State Unemployment Office? Well I tried both for several months. Both are equaly dissapointing. I won't even get into Craigs List other than to say don't bother unless you want several hundred spam emails a day.
I figured Florida Employment service would be better. Not true. I filled out the State form and submitted resume and searched for jobs and applied for many that my job skills matched perfectly. Only to find the listings remain for months and I never receive any contact except for one. That contact never set up an interview or E'd back after telling me of the opening.
Today I find that almost every listing is not a job listing but a place to sign up and register for another employment service, or a referal service, or some other goofy thing where you need to agree to a TOS that is several pages long and suspicious. Then when you complete all the information and registration requirements you get sent to the site where you log in to search and find no such job in your area or state.
I did this about five times today and got the same results every time "no match". So you better figure when you log onto a site that says they have a number of job listings in your area (some boast 500) there are probaly about 99% bogus listings as well as the one that you are looking at.
The 3.5% "growth" President Obama wants to claim last quarter is not in the job market or the business or industrial sectors. Where IS this "growth"? With more of the older established businesses and retailers in this area closing for good or downsizing I see only more recession. Circuit City, K-Mart, Craft Depot, Boaters Warehouse, ABC liquors, Resturants, Consignment America, and more smaller mom and pop businesses than you can count.
All you need to do is look in your local paper at the help wanted section. Here the listings used to be three or four pages. Skilled and trades section alone filled several pages with dozens of collums and hungreds of jobs. Now when you look in the local paper you will find ONE SINGLE PARTIAL column of jobs among the pages of yard sales and things for sale. Last time I looked there wasn't even a Skilled and Trades section, and most of the ads were for volunteers or hospice workers.
Need I mention Gasoline prices are nearing record highs again? That must be the 3.5% growth.