Maybe it's not fair to use the newspapers as an indication of the job market anymore. After all, with monster.com and all of the rest of the online job placement services, newspapers have lost a lot of their clout. But I found it curious that in today's classified section, only 3 partial columns... about the equivalent of 2 full columns... or about 20% of 1 page... were for companies seeking workers.
That compares with about 2-1/2 columns dedicated to "pets" for sale.
What are some of those listed jobs?
- 5 for auto technicians
- A couple for drivers
- 3 for medical personnel
- 4 for sales jobs
- and about a dozen for various jobs like roofers and housekeepers
So what does this tell those young people who decide that 2 years or even 4 years of high school is enough? Three things:
- What you see (in a newspaper) may not be all you can get
- You need to learn how to find a job online
- You might need to consider college... except that...
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Delphi offer: $9 an hour
Ailing supplier lowers bid to UAW; workers asked to pay up to $5,000 yearly for health care.