Right now there are currently 13.2 million people looking for jobs in the United States. Think about that - 13.2 million people - just trying to make ends meet, people that want to work, people that are trying to provide for their families. It ain't a pretty picture.
I personally know more people out of work right now than I've ever known since I've been in the workforce. Guess it makes sense since we are at unemployment levels not seen since 1983.
I know there are lots of people that read my blog, and I wanted to do a special spotlight on two special people in my lives that are currently unemployed to see if anyone out there may be able to help.
First one is my BFF, just relocated back to Atlanta,GA with a law degree. She passed the Georgia bar on her first attempt and is looking for employment. She's passionate about her work, and is doing some legal consulting right now until she finds something (in case you need legal advice). She moved to Baltimore last year when she got married and gave up her job in Atlanta. She and her husband moved to Baltimore to be closer to his dad, who was getting intensive treatment for a progressive form of cancer. Her father-in-law recently passed and they are now living back in Atlanta and she wants to work. If you have any contacts in the area, please e-mail me.
Second one is a long-time friend, located in Raleigh, NC, who is currently looking for employment in the field of HR, or research. I've known her since 1997 and she is great with databases, fact-finding, data sorting and information gathering. Her most recent employment was in an HR group at a local company, and she was laid off. She and her husband are both currently looking for employment. If you know of anyone in the Raleigh/Durham area looking for someone to do this type of work, even on a contract basis, please e-mail me.
Ok, so that's my attempt to boost the economy. Maybe finding these two a job won't make a difference to the overall economic conditions, but it sure would bring some light back into their lives and bring us all some hope that things will get better soon.