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Anthony Sabeur
over 6 months ago

I have been out of work since April 28 2020. At this point, I'm applying for multiple jobs every day. Everyone is saying that employers are desperate to fill positions, but the experience I have is over qualified. I was Field engineer with PSS than Eckoh is UK company for 10 years than they laid me off and after 8 months they posted my position :( I reapplied and they told me I was not qualified . #employers #laidoff #advice

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Keith Turner
over 6 months ago

Well they placed me with a job I like worked the job for four days. I caught on to job great supervisor was impressed. Well I get ready go to work and job store calls and says we need to cancel your job assignment.i asked why and they say because my felony is only 2 years old. This job I was making 16hr. So I said ok she says don't worry come in I have another job for you do I go in to get the job assignment and it's for a job that pays 5$ less and does not match my skills. I mean litteraly a lab rat could do the job they gave me. This is all over my felonies and yes I was up front about my background. The company they sent me to first if felony friendly. What do I do?

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Debbie Bear
over 6 months ago

I know what you mean my 12 years working for toys r us is coming to an end. I don't know what to do, I pay my bills by myself and I have 3 boys.. it is really hard to swallow when you have,been working for a great company that brought so much joy to children's faces that the people you work with are not just co workers they are family.. and we all have been so loyal to toys r us it's going to be really hard to say goodbye..

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Ashley Wilson
over 6 months ago

Companies close, it’s a hard and sad truth. My friend Sarah's mother devoted 15 YEARS of her life to working for the same dental office. Then one day it was bought out by another company and she suddenly found herself without a job. No matter what the case is don’t hit that panic button! Take some deep breaths and check out these tips on what to do next.

1- Take care of YOU Your health is important so don’t go without health coverage! Speak to your former employer about extending your health insurance benefit for up to 18 months under COBRA (the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) if it's available. You have 60 days after your coverage lapses to opt-in or start shopping for your own policy on https://www.healthcare.gov/ Your new employment status allows for you to actively enroll even if it's not open enrollment time.

2- Apply for unemployment benefits To receive unemployment benefits, you need to file a claim with the unemployment program in the state where you worked as soon as possible. Don't delay because this process can take awhile! The government-sponsored site, [CareerOneStop] (https://www.careeronestop.org/), has details on unemployment benefits in each state. You also can do a quick Google search to find your local Department of Labor and unemployment office and apply there.

3- Revisit your budget There’s no way of knowing how long you will be unemployed and because your income is now significantly less it's important to plan for the future. Revisit your accounts and see where you stand. Cut down on your expenses to only what is necessary for the time being. Put together a list of all the bills you currently pay such as car payments, student loans, rent, mortgage, groceries, etc. that are non-negotiable. Anything that isn’t essential cancel it for now and focus on the more important bills.

4- Stay in touch Don’t be afraid to connect NOW with your coworkers/managers! Ask them for their contact information and if they would consider being a reference. Stick to anyone you worked closely with who can attest to your skills on the job. If they ask you, offer them the same courtesy.

5- Be positive Right now is a difficult time but remaining positive will help see you through this! Surround yourself with loved ones who will support and guide you. Stay strong and look to the future. As the saying goes, "This too shall pass."

6- Apply It goes without saying that once you lose a job you need to replace it with another. So revamp that resume! Be sure to add any new skills and experiences you gained over your employment. Then when you are ready, search and apply to jobs in your area [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/jobs/search).

Wishing you the best during this difficult time, stay strong!

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Eric Helland
over 6 months ago

It's against the law to discriminate in hiring due to a persons age. That doesn't stop company's from doing it anyway. My wife got laid off from her full time job o we both started looking for part time positions. We're both 71. Neither of us can get hired. They want to you to tell them the year you graduated from high school, which is generally at age 18. From there they can figure out your age. Or, if you get an interview, the can politely talk to you and you either hear nothing or get a boiler plate email that says you're no longer being considered.

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Adrian Wilson
over 6 months ago

I was laid off from my job a few months ago and I've been a major procrastinator with applying for new ones. I had been finishing up a couple classes, so I wasn't in a super hurry to do it. I have a vacation coming up that's been planned and paid for a few months, but there's a few jobs that have recently popped up I'm interested in. I really want to submit my resume but I'm concerned they'll want to interview me while I'm gone. Should I be letting someone know I'll be gone for a certain period and, if so, how do i do that?

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Jill Hepper
over 6 months ago

I have a lot of experience workin in industrial all my life I had a good job ran my own dept third shift I been parts manager,work with maintenance know my machine example Van dorn,certified with lead was safety manager for over 6 years was happy made good money great vacation.Then all sudden one day a young gentlemen came to our company and we had a meeting meet him he was joining the company it question ed me but didn't think twice about it.But he said he had over 10 jobs we all didn't have any clue what he was doing thern. But still life was good was there 28 years..Then all sudden I get help this girl comes in my DEPT little did I know she was learning my job didn't see this coming till one evening I was home and got the phone call that would change my life .The call said Am sorry to say you know longer work here we need to cut people and sorry you our one of them .I thought my life was over that was 7 years ago .

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Nadia Noel-Anglade
over 6 months ago

Almost 4 weeks ago my position was eliminated after 7 months. Great pay, great opportunity but toxic work culture...I was only given one month severance pay and can't collect unemployment until mid-July...I've been searching for 3+ weeks and nothing...2 lay offs in one year. I have 3 little ones and all I can think about like any parent is the need to provide. I have less than 3 weeks to secure something. Hoping for the best...Thank you for all the posts concerning this topic...

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Sheilah Hester
over 6 months ago

I enjoyed working for Dominicks.It truly was a great place to work and I worked there for 16 yrs. and vested 20 years. Wish I was still employed with them.

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Mamie Shannon
over 6 months ago

I also just want to gripe. I was hired by the United States post office, I jumped through all their hoops told I was hired. I had to take a driving test, eye test and written driving test like your getting your drivers license because of my medication.The Postmaster that hired me knew about my prosthetic ankle. i had a meeting about how to accommodate my handicap. This meeting was after three months of jumping through hoops and doing everything they said. Then they said the job had already been filled and anyone with a prosthetic ankle or knee are not able to do this job. The guy that hired me knew i had one, so I do not understand why he hired me.

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