Wednesday, May 17, 2017
- CNN Money: Workers over 50 are the new 'unemployables'
I uploaded my resume and applied for work at these sites for years, but I think 35 is the new cutoff point where employees are less and less desirable as they get older.
- Apply Now - HRCenter
- Express Employment Professionals
- USAJOBS - The Federal Government's official employment site
- IDES - Home
- Illinois Job Department - Your Source For Illinois Job Information
- Career Opportunities: Home
- US.jobs - National Labor Exchange - USA Jobs Search Engine
- Food Jobs and Careers in the Food Industry | CareersInFood.com
- Job Search - Millions of Jobs Hiring Near You | ZipRecruiter
- CareerBliss - Search Jobs, Salaries and Company Reviews | CareerBliss
- Beyond.com | The Career Network | A better way to manage your career.
- Alice Campbell Staffing - Springfield, Illinois
- Thumbtack - Consider it done
Despite my stellar qualifications, exemplary military service record and grade point average and my not having any kind of criminal record, Nobody wants me. I even applied for a dish washing job at MCL and never heard back.
If I didn't have the support of my family I would be dead by now, but thing may be looking up now. No wait, the following article was from June of 2016:
- CNN Money (again): The Suddenly Hot Job Market for Workers Over 50
- The Week: How to get a job when you're over 50
- Huffington Post: Over 50 And Unemployed: I Know, You’re Invisible
- Net-Temps: Over 50 and Unemployed. There is Hope!
- Daily Plate of Crazy: Over 50, Unemployed, Depressed and Powerless
- Washington Free Beacon: Labor Force Participation Has Not Returned to Pre-Recession Levels for Americans With No Degree
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
|Photo by Steve Rhodes|
I walked into a Panda Express the other day and I saw not a single American worker. It was completely clear that English was their second language. There was a sign on the door that said "We're Hiring" too. This was Springfield, Illinois.
American students are still in school until the last week of May, what are they going to find when they get out? What will happen to the H1B visa workers who were temporarily hired? Well I think there are some differences in the pay work H1B visa workers and American workers.
If the State of Illinois passes a $15 per hour minimum wage hike, will business owners simply jump through the H1B loophole and hire outside workers at a lower rate, leaving Americans out of work?
It doesn't sound very patriotic, but since lawmakers seem willing to pass this law, it seems obvious that a huge loophole exists for business owners which they will execute and then laugh their asses off at unemployed Americans.
How much of the employment report put out by the DOL actually consists of foreign workers and are unemployed Americans even counted anymore? I wish I had time to find this out just now but I have to run off to a Lobby Day for Moms Demand Action this morning.
I'll just have to leave this here for now:
- DOL: H-1B program
- H-1B Employer Map
- Trump takes first step toward H-1B reform
- Trump to sign executive order to reform H-1B visas
- Employers struggle to make H-1B visas work
- Large Companies Game H-1B Visa Program, Costing the U.S. Jobs
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