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SonoranBloom Formerly cowtown2
07/28/15 11:30 pm

Small businesses closing, people I know can't find work...I'd say not that great.

ovcourse 8646 Commiefornia
08/01/15 8:23 am

Is there a general feeling there as to why that is the case?

SonoranBloom Formerly cowtown2
08/01/15 10:01 am

I work at a school, so I'm off for the summer. That being the case, I'm mostly seeing the job market of my little community, which is ~40 miles southeast of Seattle. I think the small businesses are shutting down due to location/lack of consumers.

SonoranBloom Formerly cowtown2
08/01/15 10:16 am

I've noticed fast food places hiring part-time positions. The people I know looking for work want full time +benefits. Lack of education is most likely factoring into having trouble finding jobs that pays well. Speaking from personal experience,

SonoranBloom Formerly cowtown2
08/01/15 10:20 am

I learned during my performance review that if the $15 min wage spreads beyond Seattle I will lose my job. So, that could be having negative effects on others as well, I'm assuming.

gallae Michigan
07/28/15 8:58 am

In my I'm-only-home-for-the-summer-looking-for-a-job opinion, jobs aren't that easy to come by. However there are quite a few places hiring.

ovcourse 8646 Commiefornia
07/28/15 9:45 am

If there are so many companies hiring, and it's difficult to get hired, is that because of the skill set requirements?

gallae Michigan
07/28/15 10:53 am

I think it's because I have an expiration date. People are looking for a full time hire and I'll be leaving the state in August.

ovcourse 8646 Commiefornia
07/28/15 11:12 am

That makes sense. Where do you go to school? I went to Eastern Michigan University.

gallae Michigan
07/28/15 11:18 am

I go to a tiny little school about 45 minutes out of Chicago.

gallae Michigan
07/28/15 11:19 am

What brought you from California to eastern? Or from Michigan to California?

ovcourse 8646 Commiefornia
07/28/15 11:26 am

I was born and raised in Michigan, and I was just there in May for a funeral. 😔 I was transferred to CA 1 year after starting a job in my current company. It was either move or lose my job.

gallae Michigan
07/28/15 11:31 am

Sorry you had to return on such a painful note. How is California compared to Michigan?

ovcourse 8646 Commiefornia
07/28/15 12:54 pm

Thank you, I appreciate it. I worried about moving to California, but it turned out for me to be a dream come true. I have foothills surrounding me, I'm 40 minutes to the ocean, 4 hours from the mountains, no rain in the summer, and warm winters.

ovcourse 8646 Commiefornia
07/28/15 12:55 pm

With that comes the high cost of living.

sea California
07/28/15 7:47 am

Based on the number and type of applications I get for an open position? Not so strong.

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ovcourse 8646 Commiefornia
07/28/15 9:43 am

What part of CA do you live in? The job market seems to be pretty strong here in the Bay Area. I'm not actually looking for a job, but it "feels" strong here.

sea California
07/28/15 9:53 am

Southern California. But I'm in accounting so I'm not sure about other industries. I know my neighbor who doesn't have a college degree is having a hard time finding something.

ovcourse 8646 Commiefornia
07/28/15 10:48 am

I'm not surprised that it is difficult to find a job without a degree. It's been that way for a few years now.