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Job prospects

Skill set vital factor for many looking for work

October 24, 2013

Hundreds of job seekers filled the junior fair building at the Washington County Fairgrounds Wednesday where more than 70 employers and training institutions were on hand for the Mid Ohio Valley Job......

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Oct-25-13 11:33 AM

"Be the change that you want to see in the world" Gandhi

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Oct-25-13 10:19 AM

I moved away for college when I turned 18 and would have loved to come back but there are no jobs in my field.

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Oct-25-13 8:55 AM

I am not originally from here and had to move here to keep my job; Left friends and family behind. I was just asking if other people are willing to make the move to get a job. I have walked the walk.

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Oct-24-13 4:41 PM

BeRight... the majority of the youung, educated and entrepreneurial from the last 20 years have left. I have no idea where most of the kids with whom I went to high school AND graduated from college/university went. Most of the ones I see from high school are in the Times... and it is not because they went on to accomplish great things. I think your comment is a slap to people who woudl have stayed and also shows how much you do not underdtand about economics. If you think some factory is supposed to come in to save you, you are wrong and nothing more than teh type of socilaist I am sure you irgnorantly rally against. You need to retain your working people, not encouarge them to go away. Most... once they are educated and exposed to the putside work never want to return here again. Just look at the other article on the moron leadership in southern Ohio...

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Oct-24-13 3:54 PM

Never Fear... remember the JOBS,JOBS,JOBS platform the repugs ran on. Oh that's right,they're too busy sticking their noses into women's reproductive rights.

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Oct-24-13 3:31 PM

Good one COSMOS

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Oct-24-13 2:52 PM

forget about getting a job, just sign up for welfare or better yet, run for a public office

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Oct-24-13 2:24 PM

BeRight, When I was out of work I put applications in EVERYWHERE! In fact I put over 6,000 miles on my car traveling to testing, interviews and physicals (and that didn't count the miles in the air) looking for work outside the area.

I was lucky enough to finally get a good job in the area and within seven days of starting it I received 4 offers - one being in Georgia.

The fact is that the good jobs in this area are few and far between. Then to land one of those you have to be related to someone to get most of them. I always use to say that I can pass every test EXCEPT the DNA test.

I watched unskilled, no experienced people get jobs over those with years of experience and skill time after time.

It's easy for people to sit and say that "if you want a job you would find one." Well until you have been out there fighting for one in this job environment it would behoove you to be quiet and actually listen to those who are out there fighting for a job everyday!

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Oct-24-13 9:58 AM

Do people who have been on long job searches ever consider leaving the area for places that seem to have more jobs available?

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