Thursday, November 20, 2008

Unemployment Benefits Extension VS Proactivity

Employment Guide | Helping Orlando Job SeekersPresident Bush (he is still the President for the next few weeks) is ready to pass a bill that will extend unemployment insurance by an additional 13 weeks. The U.S. Government has previously extended benefits 7 times in the last 50 years - 1958, 1961, 1972, 1975, 1982, 1991 and 2002.

As someone who works with people to find them jobs, I am unsure if this is the motivation that we need to get job seekers into the proactive mind frame. While for some industries, jobs are increasingly harder and harder to find, other industries have many hidden gems. Staffing company Randstad says that 80% of jobs are still unadvertised. It is up to the people to find them via proactive networking and building a personal brand that attracts positive attention.

JobSpotters speak out, if this bill is passed, will it help our economy or just prolong a tough time for job seekers?


sizzlingjobs November 23, 2008 at 9:42 PM  

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