The Desk

June 17, 2010

Jobs Market Still Limping

Filed under: Marketplace — Yvonne LaRose @ 8:57 PM

The bad news is that the recovery isn’t doing as well as some prognosticators would have us think. The jobless claims for May were up (not down) and only marginally different from April.

Today’s news held several disturbing headlines. For example, one report said the unemployed are getting hit with a double whammy right now []. Apparently that story is so popular that it isn’t accessible right now. In a little while, I’ll be able to access it and tell you precisely what the double whammy is. Conjecture says it’s not only the stigma some feel being unemployed carries but also sounding desperate while out interviewing. Still more conjecture indicates going after anything that comes along will be the death of most job seekers because they’re only looking at the short-term solution and not all of those wonderful things we in the employment industry counsel should be evaluated.

More on the double whammy downside [] for unemployed job seekers is that their health insurance through COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) when the nine-month American Recovery and Reinvestment Act subsidy no longer helps offset the whopping premiums due under the COBRA plan.

The good news is that there really are jobs out there. It’s a matter of how you go after them in order to get that plum that keeps you in your home and your bills paid.


Yvonne LaRose, CAC
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