The latest numbers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in July 2011, indicates Puerto Rico (15.5%), Nevada (12.9%) and California (12.0%) as the top three states with the highest rate of unemployment. Nationally, the unemployment rate fell to 9.1%. Although the rate fell, slightly, which is good news, unemployed professionals and workers continue to search for new, out-of-the-box, ways to reinvent themselves.
The struggle is also endured, to a lesser degree, by employed workers who have seen their hours, days or wages cut, in many cases, drastically. So what to do?
Obviously, besides attending job fairs, posting and sending out resumes and networking, there is an increased awareness of the benefits of helping others to help themselves. Persistence always pays off, so it’s simply a matter of time before that next job is realized. But during the interim, many laid-off professionals and even part-time and retired skilled workers are beginning to discover the rewards of sharing and educating the public about their unique market experience and specialized knowledge or training.
The latest buzz vehicle, by which a myriad of information is being shared, while generating revenue and notoriety, is the…click here to continue reading.