Jannet Walsh

Searching for work or quit?

In Money, Uncategorized, Workforce on May 24, 2011 at 3:35 pm

By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Looking for a job takes longer. The longer you search for work, chances will decrease for finding a job.

This sounds like a real downer if you are like many that are searching for work, but it is our nation’s reality in the current job market, according to U.S Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2011 publication. Click here to read the full report.

The amount of time to search for work increased sharply during and after the recession. The median number of weeks of being unemployed is doubled, from five to ten weeks, but the majority of job seekers will spend more than a year searching for a job.

Also, the Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that once you are unemployed, the chances of finding success searching for work decreases as the length of time spent searching for work increases.

Workforce suggestions? Please contact Jannet Walsh at jwalsh@wctrib.com for ideas on blog topics or workforce related topics.
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Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jwalsh@wctrib.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.
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