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Bryan Sewell
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over 6 months ago

What are some fields of study that ex offenders can get in in a community college that will hire when you graduate

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Lenin Pina
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over 6 months ago

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Allen Berry
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over 6 months ago

It is a truly disappointing job market. I've had lots of jobs since I was fired for one simple mispunch. I was making 25/hr with a career of 18 years in heavy equipment operations. Now I can only get 15/hr at best and they treat me like dog ****. I can't find a decent job. There are lots of straight labor jobs but I'm getting old and I'm a single parent of two children. I've had it with this 3 month long pursuit. Taking jobs left and right where I want to punch the big bad boss , as they want to be seen, Tyrants!! So I've decided to take it to college. It's sad that 18 years of knowledge means nothing to employers these days unless you have a degree. All these online places are praying on job seekers like wolves to rabbits. My email is filled with crap about non existent jobs 20 to 30 of them a day. They are attached to a private college and even blow my cell phone up with computer voice calls. All these online guys preying on poor uneducated people, saying they got rich overnight with this great system and for free but actually 300$ you could do the same. IIIIMMMM SOOOOOI FEDDDD UUUUPPP . So off to community college I go.

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Randy Miller
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over 6 months ago

Trying to get a better paying job with limited skills is frustrating. The hard and soft skills I’ve acquired working in the retail industry over the last 5 years has an average value of no more than $14 p/h to companies doing the hiring. I’m in my early thirties right now and my biggest fear is not being able to move the dial fast enough on earning a higher salary if I stay stuck in the retail industry for another 5yrs.

I read an article last week on how the manufacturing industry was making a comeback into the US but hiring managers were having a tough time finding skilled workers. In the same article I also found some info on a free advanced manufacturing training program being offered at a local career resource center. I did some research on the advanced manufacturing industry and discovered a CNC Programer can earn up to $18 p/h. Now that’s a starting salary I can build on!!

The training program is intense though. It runs for 8 weeks, Mon-Fri, 9a - 3:30p which means I would have slide back to part-time hrs or quit my retail job if management decides they don’t want to help accommodate me. The training program will help me gain all the necessary skills to qualify for an advanced manufacturing position but there’s no job offer guaranteed at the end of training.

8 weeks with limited or no income is a long time especially if I’m unable to find another job immediately after I graduate. I really need to get on a higher paying career track but I’m not sure if an extended training program like this one is worth the risk.

Has anyone ever made a similar leap of faith at anytime during their worklife? The enrollment deadline is next is next week but I’m not sure if this is the right move for me.

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Don Patterson
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over 6 months ago

I’ve been reading allot of articles discussing strategies to get hired and promoted at work and they all seem to have one theme in common “networking”. It’s like your skills and industry knowledge take a back seat to your popularity and likeability in the office.

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