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Unemployment runs through the Tampa Bay area like a shiver. The jobless rate is It's Donald Gould, out of work for 65 weeks, a sales professional who bags groceries to show his teenage sons that any work is dignified. It's Amie Devero 75 weeksa management consultant who can't even get a job tending bar.
It's Bob Mathews 26 weekslaid off at 60 and feeling he's running out of time. Economists talk about a jobless recovery, which is no recovery at all if you're one of the jobless.
Petersburg Times will be following the story throughoutin a series called Help Wanted. This is what desire looks like. Profiles, s 12A and 13A. On the Web: See videos of job seekers and check out our Help Wanted blog at links. I don't know if employers are looking for younger people, or what the case may be.
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My wife and 5-year-old son keep me plugging, and my best friend works me whenever he can. Without him, we would be on the streets. My mother encourages me, my partner challenges me, my autistic child believes in me, and my convictions keep me going. I've sent out around s and have had two or three interviews. I am not lacking in qualifications, I just can't compete with people with experience. I have a extensive manufacturing background, and learned the business from the ground up.
Eventually I truly believe there will be a good fit for me in this area. A few have said that they could use someone but nobody is ready to commit. I have done tool de, special machines and fabrication as well as assembly with 15 years experience. I have also done de in the civil engineering field for 12 years.
I also have 15 years experience in dealing with restaurant IT systems. But I have recently taken a job far beneath my skill level just to keep going. All I hear is, 'Your looks great, but I'll take anything for now, fast food, retail, but would love to work with a plumbing company. I'm a hard worker and I don't give up. I've been sending my s, making phone calls, walking into companies. I have all my own tools and am proficient in their use. That's my motivation.
We have tapped our retirement savings to supplement this. I am conscientious, dependable, trustworthy, creative, able to multitask and have a stable work history. I'm not the kind of person to jump from job to job. And all I can do in the bad economic time is keep a positive attitude and look for that next great opportunity.
I'm a highly motivated person and I understand that rewards will come with hard work. What keeps me motivated? The opportunity for a new job, learning new skills, meeting new people and my faith. It is really hard, though, and I have some bad days for sure.
I built my first house in Toledo, Ohio, when I was My wife, Kathie, and I have been together for 29 years.
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We were grade school sweethearts, so you can see I believe in consistency. We have worked all our lives for what we have. It is not much but we have made it together, no help from others. We saved for retirement and now all that is gone. Sometimes I get a rejection e-mail, other times I don't even get a call back. I would love to be able to have my son in an exceptional school next year after he turns 2 years old in January.
I just want to get back to work so that I can help provide for my family. Stymied in every direction.
Filling out online applications. Applying for any assistance I can.
Finances have been exhausted with bills mounting up. Collecting unemployment, which will run out soon. It's hard to see anything in the horizon. I have no safety net, no family assistance, no spouse and no idea what ultimately will happen if something doesn't change very soon.
However, my employer could no longer afford my services and I was laid off.
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Why hire me? I'm a sharp young woman with a personality that can light up a room and I have a genuine passion for the law.
But I am willing to work any type job. Any shift, any day, just as long as it is legal. What motivates me is knowing I am doing the right thing and staying out of trouble. My family encourages me not to give up.
I am the father of three teenage sons, and I strive to teach them the importance of working for what you need and want out of life. I want to be a role model by showing that no job is undignified. I have been an insurance agent since and left the industry in I miss doing insurance and need to return to my true calling. The main thing that keeps me motivated is having temporary custody of my granddaughter who will be 2 years old. I have filled out so many applications with not even a call back. As far as my self-esteem goes, this may be worst time of my life. St. Petersburg guy seeking his best friend wife keep believing someone some company out there needs a good man.
Weeks unemployed: I am employed but I generally only get scheduled for two to three days a week. I keep an attitude that God predestined me to do better and be better, and I will continue to do my part to walk in that destiny. I like to talk face-to-face and show how much I want to work and make a place of business grow.
We lost our house in a house fire last year, and then my job, so I'm trying to give my kids their life back. I stay motivated through prayer and seeing my son.
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I believe things have to get better soon. Not now. Everybody's cutting back. I'm a talented chef with plus years of experience in diversified venues. I am well-read, possess a good work ethic, and seriously need work. I'm willing to do most anything.
I was called back for a third interview once. But I'm an upbeat person. I keep my computer and time management skills sharp every day. I exercise daily. I perform part-time in a classic rock band, and I'm active in my church choir. My family supports me percent and I'm grateful for that.
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At any one networking event, I see people who are just as bright, motivated, educated and well-spoken as I am. What keeps me going? Knowing my responsibilities as a husband and father and that there is a company out there that's going to get a good man.
So you ignore the constant calls, the daily letters, the notices on the door. You iron your best shirt, put on your lucky tie, count your quarters and go out to greet the world.
I have initiative, drive and determination to be an asset in any job. Due to my wife homeschooling our three kids, I provide the only full-time income. Providing for them keeps me motivated.