Joblessness could linger in WNC, nation

Joblessness could linger in WNC, nation

There are 20 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Mar 23, 2009, titled Joblessness could linger in WNC, nation. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Jon Ostendorff * [email protected] * published March 24, 2009 12:15 am CULLOWHEE Unemployment rates nearly twice the national average could linger for years after the end of the recession in Western North Carolina, an economist says.

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Local

Hickory, NC

#1 Mar 24, 2009
It seems like the best thing for these newly unemployed to do is to get training for jobs that ARE in this area- the CARING professions such as nursing and nursing aides. There is ALWAYS a shortage of those employees.
Sarah

Boiling Springs, SC

#2 Mar 24, 2009
Local wrote:
It seems like the best thing for these newly unemployed to do is to get training for jobs that ARE in this area- the CARING professions such as nursing and nursing aides. There is ALWAYS a shortage of those employees.
Nursing is not for everyone and especially not for someone with a weak stomach.
Keith former Gun-bunny

United States

#3 Mar 24, 2009
Local wrote:
It seems like the best thing for these newly unemployed to do is to get training for jobs that ARE in this area- the CARING professions such as nursing and nursing aides. There is ALWAYS a shortage of those employees.
Don't forget the FAST FOOD professions such as Mickey D's and Burger King. Seems to be a shortage of those employees.

Since: Nov 07

Asheville

#4 Mar 24, 2009
The reporter would do this region so much more if he had just taken another comment within his article to highlight and headline. Try this next time, Jon: WNC Employment Officials: More Than Half of Claims Temporary Layoffs. Then the opening paragraph could have been: "Officials with the N. C. Employment Security Commission said that more than half the claims are temporary layoffs where employers are filing on behalf of workers, and expect to call them back sooner rather than later".

Since: Nov 08

The Mountains of WNC

#5 Mar 24, 2009
Keith former Gun-bunny wrote:
<quoted text> Don't forget the FAST FOOD professions such as Mickey D's and Burger King. Seems to be a shortage of those employees.
There's apparently no shortage of fast food workers out here in the far west. One of my students who is employed at a fast food place told me that last week they got 50 applications for employment and they have no openings. Jobs are very difficult to come by right now, in most all areas except healthcare.
Jackson County

Cullowhee, NC

#6 Mar 24, 2009
Local wrote:
It seems like the best thing for these newly unemployed to do is to get training for jobs that ARE in this area- the CARING professions such as nursing and nursing aides. There is ALWAYS a shortage of those employees.
Not everyone is cut out for nursing. I agree that it's a wonderful job for certain people, but I couldn't do it. I get tired of hearing that people should go into it - we have to look at other options in addition to this one.
CJOHNNY

Boiling Springs, SC

#7 Mar 24, 2009
Jackson County wrote:
<quoted text>Not everyone is cut out for nursing. I agree that it's a wonderful job for certain people, but I couldn't do it. I get tired of hearing that people should go into it - we have to look at other options in addition to this one.
Lighten up, it was only a suggestion.

“Live to Ride, Ride to Live”

Since: Jan 09

Western North Carolina

#8 Mar 24, 2009
There are jobs available if you look through the various resources.

There are several websites ( monster.com , ashevillejobs.com , craig's list, the employment security commission's website, careerbuilder.com , yahoo).

Buncombe County has 5 openings:
http://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts...

Just google Asheville jobs.

Another source: Joblink

Try looking in the classifieds of ACT.

Create an impressive resume & cover letter and get out of your house!

You just need to search to find what you want!
Skippy

Asheville, NC

#9 Mar 24, 2009
Swain Co. jail has an opening for a guard.
Skippy

Asheville, NC

#10 Mar 24, 2009
H_D_Lady wrote:
There are jobs available if you look through the various resources.
There are several websites ( monster.com , ashevillejobs.com , craig's list, the employment security commission's website, careerbuilder.com , yahoo).
Buncombe County has 5 openings:
http://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts...
Just google Asheville jobs.
Another source: Joblink
Try looking in the classifieds of ACT.

Create an impressive resume & cover letter and get out of your house!
You just need to search to find what you want!
Thank you for solving that crisis.
How about that whole banking thing could fix that too?

“Live to Ride, Ride to Live”

Since: Jan 09

Western North Carolina

#11 Mar 24, 2009
Skippy wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for solving that crisis.
How about that whole banking thing could fix that too?
Sorry, Skippy I can only repair one problem per day.

LOL
Jackson County

Cullowhee, NC

#12 Mar 24, 2009
CJOHNNY wrote:
<quoted text>
Lighten up, it was only a suggestion.
It is a suggestion and luckily I'm employed and don't have to worry about it, for now anyway. But I'd just like to hear some other suggestion for those in need.
I have been stimulated

Asheville, NC

#13 Mar 24, 2009
Skippy wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for solving that crisis.
How about that whole banking thing could fix that too?
I bet she could do a better job than lord Obama is doing...He is punch drunk.

“Live to Ride, Ride to Live”

Since: Jan 09

Western North Carolina

#14 Mar 24, 2009
I have been stimulated wrote:
<quoted text>I bet she could do a better job than lord Obama is doing...He is punch drunk.
AWE....thank you :P
Local

Hickory, NC

#15 Mar 24, 2009
Jackson County wrote:
<quoted text>Not everyone is cut out for nursing. I agree that it's a wonderful job for certain people, but I couldn't do it. I get tired of hearing that people should go into it - we have to look at other options in addition to this one.
Some of the best CNAs and nurses are the ones who thought they couldn't do it.

Of course ther ARE a lot of people who think that helping the frail, elderly, and suffering people is beneath them, but karma can be a bad thing. One day if they live long enough, someone is going to have to take care of THEM. And they better hope it is someone who was mature enough to get over unpleasant smells.

So I guess the other point is- if you got laid off from your factory job and you don't want to do anything that is available, you expect me to work to keep you up, right?
rofl

Gray Court, SC

#16 Mar 24, 2009
Skippy wrote:
Swain Co. jail has an opening for a guard.
well played :)
rongkindachange

Maxton, NC

#17 Mar 24, 2009
I am 56 years old, and lost the job I had for 11 years in January of this year. The 401K that I built up at that job lost 48% of its value over the past 6 months. There are jobs that people can do, if they are not too picky. I am cutting grass, cooking at a cafe, and will do just about anything else that's honest. People who sit back and gripe about what they used to have should realize that things change in life, and we have to do what we have to do. Everything will be fine someday....after we get back as a Nation where we need to be. We are about as far from what our forefathers had in mind as we can be.
Nurse

Savannah, GA

#18 Mar 24, 2009
rongkindachange wrote:
I am 56 years old, and lost the job I had for 11 years in January of this year. The 401K that I built up at that job lost 48% of its value over the past 6 months. There are jobs that people can do, if they are not too picky. I am cutting grass, cooking at a cafe, and will do just about anything else that's honest. People who sit back and gripe about what they used to have should realize that things change in life, and we have to do what we have to do. Everything will be fine someday....after we get back as a Nation where we need to be. We are about as far from what our forefathers had in mind as we can be.
You're right. There's no shame in working any honest job.
Keith former Gun-bunny

United States

#19 Mar 25, 2009
Wiley Coyote wrote:
<quoted text>
There's apparently no shortage of fast food workers out here in the far west. One of my students who is employed at a fast food place told me that last week they got 50 applications for employment and they have no openings. Jobs are very difficult to come by right now, in most all areas except healthcare.
Guess him/her ain't employed at Mickey D's or Burger King. Noticed Mickey D's and Burger King in Asheville were looking for help last week.
Jackson County

Cullowhee, NC

#20 Mar 25, 2009
Local wrote:
<quoted text>
Some of the best CNAs and nurses are the ones who thought they couldn't do it.
Of course ther ARE a lot of people who think that helping the frail, elderly, and suffering people is beneath them, but karma can be a bad thing. One day if they live long enough, someone is going to have to take care of THEM. And they better hope it is someone who was mature enough to get over unpleasant smells.
So I guess the other point is- if you got laid off from your factory job and you don't want to do anything that is available, you expect me to work to keep you up, right?
My mother is in a nursing home in another town and I'm extremely grateful for the hard working CNA's and nurses who take care of her. And you are right - we sometimes have to do what we have to do. But that still doesn't mean everybody should run out and be a nurse or a CNA - no matter what, some people just don't have what it takes. I personally have back and hip problems and can't do much lifting, so I'd be disqualified for that reason. My current job doesn't entail lifting and I'm grateful for that.

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